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What is the usual survival rate for patients with bladder cancer?

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Depending on the stage that the cancer has reached, the survival rate for patients is between 15 and 98 percent. This rate is the percentage of patients who are still alive five years after the diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.

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What is the usual survival rate for patients with bladder cancer?
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Patients with stage II bladder cancer have a 63 percent chance of survival after five years, stage I sufferers have an 88 percent chance and people with stage 0 cancer have a rate of around 98 percent. Stage III patients have a 48 percent chance, and IV is the most deadly at 15 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

The National Cancer Institute states that bladder cancer has a tendency to return after treatment, though there is a lack of definitive studies on how this affects survival rates.

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