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Top 10 hospitals by bladder cancer diagnoses 

Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that occurs when cells that make up the urinary bladder start to grow out of control. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and, with time, spread to other parts of the body. Bladder cancer is fairly common and highly treatable with around 57,000 men and 18,000 women being diagnosed each year, according to the CDC.

  Using Definitive Healthcare’s Atlas All-Payer Claims product, we created a list of the top 10 hospitals with the most bladder cancer diagnoses. This data represents diagnoses for the full year of 2022.

Hospitals with the highest percentage of bladder cancer diagnoses

Rank Hospital City State % of total bladder cancer diagnoses Explore dataset
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus Cleveland OH 4.1% Explore
University Hospital Ann Arbor MI 3.7% Explore
Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus  Tampa FL 3.2% Explore
William P Clements Jr University Hospital  Dallas TX 2.5% Explore
Stanford Hospital Stanford CA 2.1% Explore
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York NY 1.6% Explore
Helford Clinical Research Hospital  Duarte CA 1.4% Explore
IU Health Methodist Hospital Indianapolis IN 1.4% Explore
Mount Sinai Medical Center  New York NY 0.9% Explore
10 Baptist Hospital Miami FL 0.80%Explore

Fig. 1 Data is from Definitive Healthcare’s Atlas All-Payer Claims product. The ranking is based on the number of patients diagnosed with bladder cancer for the full year of 2022. Data was accessed on February 2, 2023.

Which hospitals have the most bladder cancer diagnoses?

The hospital with the most bladder cancer diagnoses is Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Founded in 1921, this hospital handled 4.1% of the total bladder cancer diagnoses in 2022.  Cleveland Clinic also ranks as the number one hospital for total volume of cancer diagnoses in the United States in 2022. Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest healthcare facilities in the U.S. with more than 700 physicians and nurses working in the cancer center alone.

The hospital in second place is University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This hospital saw 3.7% of all bladder cancer patients in the U.S. last year and also ranks as the number two hospital in total volume of all cancer diagnoses. University Hospital is a part of University of Michigan health system and is ranked as the number one hospital in the state by U.S. News and World Report.

In third place is Moffitt Cancer Center Magnolia Campus in Tampa, Florida, which accounted for 3.2% of bladder cancer diagnoses in 2022and ranks as the number three hospital in the country for total volume of cancer diagnoses. Moffitt Cancer Center is located on the campus of the University of South Florida and is one of the most well-respected cancer centers in the country with a survival rate that is more than four times the national average.

How is bladder cancer diagnosed?

There are multiple methods used to test for and diagnose bladder cancer, the most common being a urine test. Doctors will examine a urine sample to detect any cancer cells within and will usually study the sample under a microscope.

If bladder cancer is suspected, most doctors will recommend a cystoscopy. This is when a urologist uses a cystoscope, which is a long, thin, flexible tube with a light and a lens or a small video camera on the end. They use this tool to physically examine the bladder and determine if any signs of the disease are visible.

Once bladder cancer is detected, there are a wide variety of treatments to slow the disease. The 5- year survival rate for bladder cancer is 77%, and the survival rate if the cancer has not spread beyond the inner layer of the bladder is 96%.

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