Market Information

Estimated New Cases of Cancer in 2021

Breast cancer

Prostate cancer

Lung and bronchus cancer



Urinary bladder

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Kidney and renal pelvis

Bladder Cancer Statistics

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States and the third most common cancer in men, with estimates of 83,730 new cases in 2021 and 17,200 deaths. The average recurrence rate for this type of cancer is greater than 50%, one of the highest of all cancers, which accounts for it being the most expensive to treat over the lifetime of a patient. In the U.S., approximately 724,000 people are living with the fear of their bladder cancer returning and will need to be monitored for the rest of their lives.* The many years of follow-up testing and procedures will generate over 1,000,000 physician consultations per year, adding to the overall $4B costs of bladder cancer treatment and management.**

Bladder cancer is the most expensive type to treat 

  • Sixth most common cancer in the U.S.
  • $4B — bladder cancer surveillance
  • 83,730 new cases/year; 17,200 deaths
  • 740,000 living in fear of recurrence
  • >50% recurrence rate in non-muscle


Non-muscle invasive


Muscle invasive

About Endoscopy and Cystoscopy

Endoscopy is a procedure used in medicine to look inside the body. The procedure uses an endoscope (pictured here) to examine the interior of a hollow organ or cavity of the body. When performed by doctors to examine the lining of the bladder and the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra), the procedure is called a cystoscopy. A hollow tube (cystoscope) equipped with a lens is inserted into the urethra and slowly advanced into the bladder where suspicious masses are viewed via images on a surgical monitor, diagnosed and removed.

  • Medical device with light for “looking inside”
  • Minimally invasive = less pain, less expensive
  • Visualize – Diagnose – Take tissue samples
  • Different scopes for different medical specialties

$ Billion/Year

Global endoscopic equipment market*

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