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Bladder Cancer

DEBRA T. SILVERMAN, SUSAN S. DEVESA, LEE E. MOORE and NATHANIEL ROTHMAN

in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Third edition

Published in print October 2006 | ISBN: 9780195149616
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149616.003.0058
Bladder Cancer

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In the United States, an estimated 57,400 cases of cancer of the urinary bladder are diagnosed and 12,500 deaths from the disease occur each year. These account for 6% of all new cases of cancer among men and 2% of cases among women, as well as 3% of cancer deaths among men and 1% among women. This chapter reviews the epidemiology of bladder cancer. Topics covered include demographic patterns, risk factors, biological markers of exposure, tumor markers, and preventive measures.

Keywords: bladder; cancer risk; cancer epidemiology; cancer prevention

Chapter.  31833 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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