Bladder cancer is the 10th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, bladder cancer is the 8th most common cancer (4% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 16th most common cancer (2% of all new female cancer cases).
72% of bladder cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 28% are in females.
Bladder cancer incidence rates (
Bladder Cancer (C67), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||27.4||23.9||29.2||18.7||27.4|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||28.8||28.2||35.1||26.1||28.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||8.0||8.6||8.9||6.1||8.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||8.7||10.9||11.9||9.9||8.9|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||16.7||15.5||18.4||12.3||16.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||17.4||17.7||21.6||16.1||17.4|
For bladder cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C67.