According to the American Cancer Society the death rate from cancer in the United States has declined steadily over the past 25 years. Lower cancer mortality rates may be due to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment.
Yet despite that, bladder cancer remains the sixth most common cancer with 80,470 new patients expected to be diagnosed in 2019. It’s been said that “Statistics are people with the tears wiped away,” and BCAN is aware that every new case of bladder cancer is one too many. Whether you live in New Hampshire, the state with the highest incidence rate of bladder cancer (47 men per 100,000), or Hawaii, the state with the lowest (23.6 men per 100,000)*, you can learn more and share to raise awareness about bladder cancer risks, signs and symptoms, treatments including immunotherapies, by visiting us at www.BCAN.org.
*From: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2019. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2019.