Standard screening test: NONE

  • About 11% of cases are diagnosed late, at stage 3 or stage 4.
  • Bladder cancer predominantly affects Canadians over 70 years of age and is more common in the Atlantic provinces.
  • Between 2001 and 2010, there has been little or no change in the incidence of bladder cancer.
  • Tobacco use is estimated to account for between 34%– 50% of all bladder cancers. Occupational exposure to certain chemicals is the second most important risk factor for bladder cancer.

Additional facts & information:

5 Year Survival

  • Stage 0 – 96%
  • Stages 1&2 – 70%
  • Stage 3 – 35%
  • Stage 4 – 5%