Bladder cancer survival rates

Bladder cancer is usually curable if it is diagnosed while the cancer is still contained in the bladder, and about 74% of bladder cancers are diagnosed at this stage. Survival rates decrease as the stage of cancer becomes more advanced and involves lymph nodes or other body organs. The following table lists the stages of bladder cancer and corresponding 5-year survival rates.1

Bladder cancer survival rates
Stage 5-year survival rate

0

98%

I

88%

II

63%

III

46%

IV

15%

Citations

  1. American Cancer Society (2009). American Cancer Society's Detailed Guide: Bladder Cancer. Available online: http://documents.cancer.org/126.00/126.00.pdf.

Last Updated: May 13, 2009

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