Indicator Report - Bladder Cancer
Why Is This Important?No one knows the exact causes of bladder cancer. However, there are certain risk factors that are associated with developing bladder cancer. Still, most people with known risk factors do not develop bladder cancer, and many who do develop this disease have none of these factors. Doctors can seldom explain why one person develops this cancer and another does not.
Studies have found the following factors increase your risk of developing bladder cancer: old age; being male; White/Caucasian; tobacco use; exposure to certain workplace environments such as rubber, chemical and leather industries, hairdressers, machinists, metal workers, printers, painters, textile workers, truck drivers; and a family history of bladder cancer.
Data NotesAge-adjusted to U.S. 2000 population.
Data SourcesThe cancer data was provided by the Utah Cancer Registry, which is funded by contract N01-PC-35141 from the National Cancer Institute's SEER Program with additional support from the Utah Department of Health and the University of Utah. Population Estimates: Utah Governor's Office of Planning and Budget.
DefinitionThe rate of incidence of cancer of the bladder in Utah per 100,000 population.
How We Calculated the Rates
Page Content Updated On 07/30/2012, Published on 08/10/2012