Science Questions

How can I get bladder cancer at 24?

Sun, 8th Oct 2006

Part of the show How Cancers Form, Cancer Biology and Future Therapies

Question

Ian in Ely asked:

I'm 24 and I was diagnosed with bladder cancer earlier this year. How did this happen? I'm only 24?

Answer

It's very difficult to talk about individual cases, and in general it's very hard to say. I just hope that he has very good treatment. It's extremely rare in someone so young. Most cancers in that age group are skin cancer, melanoma and testicular cancer, so I think that it would be very difficult to pin it down on any particular thing.

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