77% of men survive bladder cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 57% surviving for five years or more, as shown by
Bladder Cancer (C67), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
|1-Year Survival (%)||5-Year Survival (%)||10-Year Survival (%)|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model
Bladder cancer survival gradually continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis, with the rate of decline being greater for women than for men. 54% of men and 40% of women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with bladder cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales. Out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales, ten-year survival for bladder cancer ranks 11th highest overall.
Bladder Cancer (C67), Net Survival up to Ten Years after Diagnosis, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
Survival for bladder cancer is reported in Scotland and Northern Ireland,[5,6] though it is difficult to make survival comparisons between countries due to different methodologies and criteria for including patients in analyses. There might also be underlying variation in classification and coding practices between UK countries.
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