Stage 4 Bladder Cancer: Prognosis and Life Expectancy

Stage 4 Bladder Cancer Survival Rates

The table below shows the survival rate of Stage 4 bladder cancer according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) data set. The NCCN data set was developed by the American Association of Clinical Oncology (AACO). It contains information from all 50 states and includes patients diagnosed between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011.

Survival Rate (%) Age at Diagnosis (Years) Race/Ethnicity White Black Hispanic Asian Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander All Races % Alive 5.0 3.7 2.8 0.4 1.5 0.6 6.3 Males % Alive 8.2 7.1 5.9 1.4 2.2 1.7 12.8 Females % Alive 9.0 8.5 6.8 1.3 2.0 1.4 15.2

The table above shows the survival rate of Stage 4 bladder cancer by age. The NCCN data set contains information from patients diagnosed with bladder cancer between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2011 in the US. Most people will still survive 5 years after a diagnosis of stage 4 bladder cancer.

The rates are slightly higher for men than they are for women.

Racial disparities also exist for people diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer. African-Americans and Hispanics tend to have a poorer outlook, while Asian-Americans have a slightly better outlook.

How Long Does Someone With Stage 4 Bladder Cancer Live?

The table below shows life expectancies by age and race according to the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database. The SEER database contains information from population-based cancer registries covering approximately 28% of the US population.

Life Expectancy (Years) Age All Races Males Females 10 73.3 61.9 80.6 20 56.3 46.4 63.2 30 41.5 32.5 48.5 40 28.6 21.3 34.1 50 17.7 12.1 21 65 7.2 10

The table above shows life expectancies after a stage 4 bladder cancer diagnosis by age group and gender according to the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database (2013-2017). People diagnosed with bladder cancer can live for many years after their diagnosis. The average life expectancy after a stage 4 bladder cancer diagnosis is 9 years for males and 15 years for females.

The life expectancy of someone diagnosed with bladder cancer at age 65 is 10 years.

Bladder Cancer Survival Rates by Stage

The survival rate for someone with stage 4 bladder cancer is measured from the date of their original bladder cancer diagnosis. This does not change even if the person undergoes treatment and the cancer returns later.

The 5-year relative survival rate of stage 3 bladder cancer is 88%, and the 5-year relative survival rate of stage 4 bladder cancer is 16%. The survival rates are for people diagnosed between 2008 and 2012. The overall survival rate of all people diagnosed with bladder cancer is 67%.

Survival Rate by Stage Stage 0 Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 5-Year Relative Survival Rate 100% 90.4% 73.7% 58.

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