Guidelines for preventive activities in general practice


Bladder cancer

      1. Bladder cancer

Cancer | Bladder cancer


It is estimated that in 2023, more than 3100 people were diagnosed with bladder cancer in Australia.1 Incidence and mortality of bladder cancer is approximately three- to fourfold higher in males than females.2


Grade How often References
Screening for bladder cancer in asymptomatic adults is not recommended because there is insufficient evidence to assess the balance of benefits and harms. Not recommended (Strong) N/A 3

In 2011, the US Preventive Services Task Force found that there is inadequate evidence that treatment of bladder cancer detected from screening leads to lowered rates of morbidity and mortality, and similarly a lack of evidence regarding the harms of screening for bladder cancer.3

There are no specific recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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