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Health Indicator Report of Incidence of Bladder Cancer

During 2018, over 1,800 men and 640 women in New Jersey were diagnosed with cancer of the urinary bladder. Bladder cancer is more common among men than women, and is more common among whites than blacks. Bladder cancer occurs more frequently as people age. Smoking is an established risk factor for bladder cancer, with smokers being diagnosed with bladder cancer twice as often as non-smokers.

NJ Age-Adjusted Invasive Urinary Bladder Cancer Incidence by County, Males, 2014-2018


Incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) are age-adjusted to the 2000 US standard population (19 age groups: <1, 1-4, 5-9, ..., 80-84, 85+). Rates are for invasive cancer only (except for bladder cancer which is invasive and in situ) or unless otherwise specified. Number of cases (numerator) is the total count of cases in five years.

Data Sources

  • NJ State Cancer Registry, Nov 16, 2020 Analytic File, using NCI SEER*Stat ver. 8.3.9, []
  • NJ population estimates as calculated by the NCI's SEER Program, released February 2021, []


Incidence rate of invasive and in situ urinary bladder cancer for a defined population in a specified time interval. Rates are age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. Standard Population. Rates are per 100,000 population.


Number of new cases of invasive and in situ urinary bladder cancer among a defined population in a specified time interval.


Defined population in a specified time interval.

How Are We Doing?

Between 1990 and 2018, the age-adjusted incidence rate of bladder cancer in New Jersey men averaged about 44 cases per 100,000 over the interval. Among New Jersey women, age-adjusted bladder cancer incidence averaged about 12 cases per 100,000 over the interval. The lifetime risk of developing bladder cancer is 1 in 26 for men and 1 in 85 for women.

What Is Being Done?

A Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan was developed by the Task Force on Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment in New Jersey which aims to reduce the incidence, illness and death due to cancer among New Jersey residents, []

Available Services

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) has many programs and partnerships related to cancer data and information, cancer resources and cancer prevention. Cancer Epidemiology Services: [] Interactive New Jersey cancer incidence and mortality data, as well as numerous publications, are available through the NJDOH website for cancer statistics and mapping. [] Office of Cancer Control and Prevention: [] NJ Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED): [] NJ Commission on Cancer Research: []
Page Content Updated On 10/04/2021, Published on 12/03/2021
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