If we look at the list of common cancers, bladder cancer usually ranks around sixth every year in the US. About 76,000 cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed, and it accounts for about 14,600 deaths. Bladder cancer is more common in older adults, with the average age at diagnosis being 73 years old. Bladder cancer is far more common in men compared to women. In fact, four times as many men have bladder cancer compared to women. This may be attributable to patterns of cigarette smoking.