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Bladder Health Month—Week 3

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Take good care of your bladder

Welcome to Week 3 of Bladder Health Month! What’s up for this week? Bladder cancer. Cancer always feels scary, but read on to arm yourself with the knowledge you need to help stay in control.

What is Bladder Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. When cancer starts in the bladder, it is called bladder cancer.

To lower your risk of bladder cancer, don’t smoke and be especially careful around certain kinds of chemicals.

Source: CDC

How Common is Bladder Cancer?

  • Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the United States

  • Each year, an estimated 83,000 men and women get diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States

  • Smokers are 3x as likely to get bladder cancer than nonsmokers

  • Three times more men than women tend to get bladder cancer, and it is the third most common cancer in men

  • 1-in-4 people who are diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States have the muscle-invasive kind

  • Bladder cancer is more common in older adults.

  • Caucasians