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What is the occurrence rate of bladder cancer in children?

William D. Knopf, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bladder cancer is extremely rare in children. The most common carcinoma to involve the bladder is transitional cell carcinoma, which generally presents with blood in the urine. The diagnosis and treatment of bladder cancer are the same for children, adolescents, and adults. Adolescents who develop this tumor are often prone to the development of other cancers. Bladder cancer in adolescents may develop as a late effect of certain chemotherapy drugs given for other childhood tumors or leukemia.
This answer is based upon source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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