Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) is a kind of cancer that develops in the tissue that lines the inside of the bladder. There is no involvement of the bladder muscle.

Bladder cancer ranks sixth among all cancers in the United States. In the United States in 2021, over 84,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. Males are more likely than females to develop bladder cancer. This condition affects three times more males than women.

Bladder cancer becomes increasingly likely as people age. It is more common in those aged 75 to 84. Bladder cancer appears to affect Caucasians more than any other ethnic group. However, more African-Americans die as a result of the illness.

The bladder is where urine is stored before it exits the body. Urine is the liquid waste produced by the kidneys. The bladder is a hollow organ in the pelvis with muscular walls that are flexible. As the bladder fills with pee, it expands and contracts. Urine is transported to the bladder by tubes known as ureters. The muscles in your bladder contract when you go to the bathroom. They then force urine out through a tube known as the urethra.

Bladder cancer can develop when bladder cells grow abnormally. A bladder cancer patient will have one or more tumours in his or her bladder.

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