Where does bladder cancer first spread to? When bladder cancer spreads, it first invades the bladder wall, which is made up of four distinct layers. It can take some time for cancer to penetrate all of these layers, but once it has, it can then spread into the surrounding fatty tissues and lymph nodes.
What is life expectancy for bladder cancer?
5-year relative survival rates for bladder cancer.
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||77%|
What is the number one symptom of bladder cancer? In most cases, blood in the urine (called hematuria) is the first sign of bladder cancer. There may be enough blood to change the color of the urine to orange, pink, or, less often, dark red.
Is bladder cancer usually fatal? Survival for all stages of bladder cancer
Generally, for people diagnosed with bladder cancer in England: around 75 out of every 100 (around 75%) survive their cancer for 1 year or more after diagnosis. almost 55 out of every 100 (almost 55%) survive their cancer for 5 years or more after they are diagnosed.