Bladder cancer

What is bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that affect hundreds of thousands of adults every year. Bladder cancer is more common in men than in women and it may occur at any age, but it mostly affects older adults.

Bladder cancer originates from the cells (urothelial cells) that line the lumen of your urinary bladder – a hollow, muscular organ located in the lower abdomen and stores the urine. While it occurs very commonly in the urinary bladder, it can also develop in other parts of the urinary system.