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urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with transmural and direct prostatic stromal invasion: does extent of stromal invasion significantly impact patient outcome?

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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes and No: Survival by stage which correlates with invasiveness shows survival drop as stage increases. However, the staging system is going to calll 1mm into the prostate a t4a and 25mm into the prostate as the same. So, it is hard to tell that the exactly invasion depth into the prostate is proven to correlate with outcome. In general...The more aggressive it is, the worse patients do.
Answered on Sep 23, 2013
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