The UK NSC recommendation on Bladder Cancer screening in adults
Find general information about population health screening.
Why is screening not recommended by UK NSC?
Screening for bladder cancer is not recommended. This is because: -
More about Bladder Cancer
More than 10,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer in the UK each year. It is the fourth most common cancer in men, and the tenth most common cancer in women. Bladder cancer is rare in people under 40; the average age at diagnosis is 65. By the time of diagnosis, about 85% of bladder cancers are still limited to the bladder. The rest will have also spread to the lymph nodes (glands).
• The British Association for Cancer Research
The stakeholder groups will be involved when the recommendation is next reviewed. If you think your organisation should be added, please contact us. More information for stakeholders can be found in appendix C of the UK NSC evidence review process.
Related documentsBladder cancer screening policy review Nov 2010 (PDF document, 74KB, 03/12/10)
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