Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

01May 31May

Awareness Month

  • Over 20,500 people in the UK are diagnosed each year - that's 56 people every day (500,000 worldwide) 
  • Over 100,000 people are living with it in the UK
  • It affects all ages, both men and women, with almost three quarters of cases occuring in men
  • Has the highest recurrence rate of any known cancer - up to 80%
  • It is the only top 10 cancer where rates of prognosis are getting worse
  • It is one of the most expensive cancer for the NHS to treat costing £65million annually
  • Only got 0.6% (in 2013-2014) of dedicated research funding

There are over 200 different types of cancer - and bladder cancer is one of the 10 most common in the UK (men and women). Bladder cancer is not a rare cancer. 

Despite this, there is very limited public awareness of the disease and it is a relatively low priority on the public health agenda. Action Bladder Cancer UK is dedicated to changing this and to helping people understand more about bladder cancer.

For more information, click here.