Bladder cancer

Mario W. Kramer*, Hannes Cash, Brant A. Inman

*Corresponding author for this work


Worldwide, approximately 330,000 new cases of bladder cancer (BC) are diagnosed each year and 130,000 people die annually of this disease. Median age at diagnosis is 70 years and men are at 3.8 times higher risk than women. In western countries, the lifetime risk of developing BC is 2.4 % and it is the fourth most common solid tumor in men. Exposures known to increase the risk of BC include tobacco smoke, occupational carcinogens, and schistosomiasis. Dietary factors that decrease BC risk include high water intake and cruciferous legume consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrology at a Glance
Number of pages5
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.01.2014
ISBN (Print)9783642548581
ISBN (Electronic)9783642548598
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2014

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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