Bladder Cancer Wellness Protocol
Each year in the United States, about 57,000 men and 18,000 women get bladder cancer, and about 12,000 men and 4,700 women die from the disease. It occurs at a rate roughly 3 times higher in the U.S. than in Asian countries. 70% of cases are non-muscle invasive lesions, which recur frequently but do not often affect mortality, and 30% are muscle invasive, which tend to be provigressive and have poor survival.
Because most people with bladder cancer have recurrences and survive long-term, lifelong monitoring is required. Urothelial carcinoma of the bladder is thought to be significantly influenced by environmental factors, particularly cigarette smoking, which accounts for roughly 50% of all cases.