The present and future burden of urinary bladder cancer in the world

World J Urol. 2009 Jun;27(3):289-93. doi: 10.1007/s00345-009-0383-3. Epub 2009 Feb 15.


Urinary bladder cancer (UBC) is a common disease worldwide. At any point in time 2.7 million people have a history of UBC. The incidence of UBC varies over the world with highest rates in developed communities. But the burden of UBC will increase in less developed areas of the world. These changes can be attributed to global changes in exposure to risk factors for UBC and growth and aging of the world population.

MeSH terms

  • Cost of Illness*
  • Female
  • Forecasting
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / epidemiology*