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Quiz: Introduction to Bladder Cancer

  1. Bladder cancer is the eighth most common cancer in men and the fourth most common in women.
  2. The incidence rate is about four times greater among men than women.
  3. Cigarette smokers develop bladder cancers four times times as often as nonsmokers.
  4. The most common type of bladder tumor is shaped like a tiny mushroom, with its stem attached to the fat of the bladder.
  5. Risk factors of bladder cancer include age, gender, and occupation.
  6. The period of time from exposure to development of cancer is about 6-20 years.
  7. Transitional cell carcinoma accounts for less than 90 percent of all bladder cancers.
  8. Adenocarcinomas account for about 20 percent of all bladder cancers.
  9. Most metastases (90%) appear within 50 months, and 50% appear within 12 months after diagnosis.
  10. Five year survival rate for Stage III (Jewett Stage B2) bladder cancer is 40 percent.