Bladder cancer statistics

Bladder cancer is the 9th most common cancer worldwide. It is the 6th most common cancer in men and the 17th most common cancer in women.

Latest bladder cancer data

There were more than 614,298 new cases of bladder cancer in 2022.

The 10 countries with the highest rates of bladder cancer and the highest number of deaths from bladder cancer in 2022 are shown in the tables below.

ASR = age-standardised rates. These are a summary measure of the rate of disease that a population would have if it had a standard age structure. Standardisation is necessary when comparing populations that differ with respect to age because age has a powerful influence on the risk of dying from cancer.

Bladder cancer rates

The following 3 tables show total global bladder cancer incidence and rates in 2022, followed by the figures for men and women. Spain had the highest overall rate of bladder cancer in 2022, followed by Italy.

RankCountryNumberASR/100,000
World614,2985.6
1China92,8833.4
2United States of America80,40410.5
3Italy34,58018.1
4Japan34,5687.0
5Germany29,03512.4
6United Kingdom23,64313.4
7India22,5481.6
8Spain21,41819.3
9France (metropolitan)19,73310.1
10Russian Federation19,3526.9
Rank (men)CountryNumberASR/100,000
Total471,2939.3
1China73,2185.7
2United States of America61,65717.3
3Italy27,21130.4
4Japan25,13212.2
5Germany21,38719.5
6India17,6682.5
7United Kingdom17,55521.1
8Spain17,01132.4
9France (metropolitan)16,04218.4
10Russian Federation14,66713.6
Rank (women)CountryNumberASR/100,000
Total143,0052.4
1China19,6651.4
2United States of America18,7474.6
3Japan9,4362.5
4Germany7,6486.2
5Italy7,3697.7
6United Kingdom6,0886.5
7Brazil4,9382.9
8India4,8800.68
9Russian Federation4,6852.6
10Spain4,4077.8

Bladder cancer deaths

The following 3 tables show total global bladder cancer mortality in 2022, followed by the figures for men and women. Egypt had the highest overall mortality rate from bladder cancer in 2022, followed by Burkina Faso.

RankCountryNumberASR/100,000
World220,5961.8
1China41,3671.3
2United States of America17,7051.9
3India12,3530.87
4Japan10,9281.5
5Germany9,1802.7
6Italy8,2543.1
7France (metropolitan)7,9343.4
8Egypt7,4818.8
9United Kingdom6,8232.9
10Brazil6,1461.8
Rank (men)CountryNumberASR/100,000
Total165 6723.1
1China32,5252.3
2United States of America12,8303.1
3India9,7541.4
4Japan7,2212.5
5Germany6,3824.3
6Italy6,3735.5
7France (metropolitan)6,1866.2
8Egypt5,83815.6
9United Kingdom4,7304.3
10Spain4,6846.4
Rank (women)CountryNumberASR/100,000
World54,9240.80
1China8,8420.52
2United States of America4,8750.96
3Japan3,7070.75
4Germany2,7981.5
5India2,5990.36
6United Kingdom2,0931.7
7Italy1,8811.2
8Brazil1,7570.91
9France (metropolitan)1,7481.2
10Egypt1,6433.5