More than 83,000 Americans Expected to Get Bladder Cancer in 2021

Awareness month sheds light on rising number of cases across the nation

Bethesda, Maryland--(Newsfile Corp. - May 3, 2021) - Although bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in America, it is an underrecognized, yet very prevalent, disease that affects the more than 600,000 people in the U.S. who are living with it. To help shed light on this disease that will be diagnosed in more than 83,000 people this year, May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. This special month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of its signs and symptoms, champion bladder cancer research and education, and foster support for those who are impacted by this terrible disease. For bladder cancer, early detection saves lives.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Bladder cancer is among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in America
  • Early detection of bladder cancer helps save lives
  • Raising awareness is critically important

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About Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a community of patients, caregivers, survivors, advocates, medical and research professionals united in support of people touched by bladder cancer. Since our founding in 2005, BCAN has been on the frontlines advocating for greater public awareness and increased funding for research to identify effective treatments and, eventually, a cure.

Mark Story
Director of Communications and Marketing

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