Bladder-related Statistics

Including bladder cancer, interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence.

  • Bladder cancer is the 4th most common male tumour.
  • Urinary incontinence affects 13% of women and 5% of all men at some stage in their lives.
  • Up to 50 million people in the developed world may be affected by urinary incontinence.
  • Interstitial cystitis affects 400,000 people in the UK, 90% of whom are women.
  • The average age of people affected by interstitial cystitis is 40 years old.
  • 50% of women in the UK will develop a urinary tract infection at least once.
  • One out of every 2,000 healthy men will develop a urinary tract infection.

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