Bladder cancer is the sixth most diagnosed cancer in the U.S, notes the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. This condition is common in older people, mostly those who are 55 years and above. The average age of bladder cancer patients at the time of diagnosis is 73.
Men are three to four times more susceptible to get bladder cancer than women. One in 42 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer during their lifetime. Bladder cancer is prevalent in men, but studies show that most women have the same prognosis almost at every stage, states the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network. This disease requires close care and observation as it has a 50 to 80 percent recurrence rate. An estimate of $3.98 billion is spent on bladder cancer treatment each year in the U.S.