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How many people suffer from bladder cancer?

In this video, Simon Hall, MD, chair of the Urology Department at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, reveals how many people are diagnosed each year with bladder cancer.
In 2012, approximately 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer and 15,000 deaths (from the disease) are expected in the United States (U.S.). It is approximately three times more common in men than women, and is the 4th most common cancer in males. More than 500,000 people (U.S.) are survivors of bladder cancer.

Over half a million people in the United States suffer from bladder cancer each year. This can include those who are newly diagnosed as well as those currently being treated. New cases of bladder cancer in the United States in 2009 reached nearly 71,000 people, and more than 14,000 died of the disease.

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