Bladder Cancer Outcomes in Men vs. Women

July 28, 2015
Kyle A. Richards, MD

Kyle A. Richards, MD, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, discusses bladder cancer outcomes in men vs. women.

Richards mentions that women tend to have worse outcomes than men, but physicians do not yet have the information as to why. He and his colleagues predicted that women may not be evaluated as timely as men, which is ultimately what affects their outcomes.

Richards says primary care physicians now know to test patients for bladder cancer when there is blood in the urine. In order to conduct the study, Richards and his team organized patients by their symptom at presentation, in order to see whether their outcomes were worse, and then by male vs. female.

Kyle A. Richards, MD, assistant professor, University of Wisconsin, discusses bladder cancer outcomes in men vs. women.