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Dr. Lane Childs
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Radical Cystectomy (Overview)

A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina.


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What is the definition or description of: radical cystectomy?

What is the definition or description of: radical cystectomy?

Removal of bladder: A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina. ...Read more

Dr. Lane Childs
8 doctors shared insights

Radical Cystectomy (Overview)

A radical cystectomy, usually used to treat cancer, is a complete removal of the bladder, parts of the nearby urethra, surrounding lymph nodes and surrounding organs. This may include the prostate in men. In women, this may include the uterus, cervix, fallopia tubes, and part of the vagina.


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Chemotherapy after bladder radical cystectomy needed?

Chemotherapy after bladder radical cystectomy needed?

Perhaps: Chemotherapy following bladder cancer removed by radical cystectomy may be advised depending on the stage of the cancer. A deeply invasive cancer, or a cancer with lymph nodes involved may be treated post-operatively with chemotherapy if chemotherapy was not used preoperatively. ...Read more

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I had a radical cystectomy a year ago and I have kidney stones. Related?

I had a radical cystectomy a year ago and I have kidney stones. Related?

Kidney stones : It might be related. Did you have a conduit or neobladder? Repeated infection or obstruction, and electrolytes disturbances can contribute to kidney stones after cystectomy. ...Read more

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Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder cancer in May. 6 rounds of chemo then radical cystectomy last month. It spread to prostate + lymphnodes. Prognosis?

Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder cancer in May. 6 rounds of chemo then radical cystectomy last month.  It spread to prostate + lymphnodes. Prognosis?

Bladder CA: Husband 60 diag w/sm cell bladder CA May. 6 rounds chemo then radical cystectomy last month. Spread to prostate/lymphnodes. Prognosis? ANS: This is a nasty cancer & everyone is different. Only his team can give reasonable prognosis & as in most of the real world prediction of the future is tricky esp medicine. There r teams n ur area specializing n this & suspect you are seeing them. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystectomy?

What is the definition or description of: cystectomy?

Remove bladder: Surgical removal of the urinary bladder. The bladder is usually removed for cancer when the tumor is aggressive or other means have failed to control it. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after an ovarian cystectomy?

How long is the recovery time after an ovarian cystectomy?

5-10 days: If done by laparopscopy, you go home the same day. Recovery varies but some women feel great 2 days after surgery and some take closer to 10 days to feel back to normal. But you can resume most normal daily activities within 2-3 days of surgery. ...Read more

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Has anyone out there had a cystectomy operation as a female?.Im worried?

Has anyone out there had a cystectomy operation as a female?.Im worried?

Don't worry: I haven't had a cystectomy but i've done hundreds. If that's all that is needed, you will have a complete recovery. Should the "cyst" be a tumor of some kind, it might require removal of the ovary. I don;t know your age or circumstances but you should do well. ...Read more

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Two weeks after laprascopic cystectomy, work is very physical when should I go back?

When to return: That is definitely a question for the doctor who did your procedure. What did they say? You can call them if you don't know. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Why oophorectomy instead of cystectomy abd it neasured 6.2✖️4.4cm last week its probably getting smaller anyway?

Depends on age/size: SOmetimes if a large cyst is encountered and you are concerned about a malignancy, you take the ovaries out to get a pathologist to review it as a whole. If you take bits and pieces out, you can spread malignancy in your abdomen and worsen prognosis In younger women, sometimes, preservation of the ovaries is attempted because risk of ovarian cancer is low and there is need for ovaries for fertilit ...Read more

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After a cystectomy when can I work out, lift weights?

After a cystectomy when can I work out, lift weights?

Gently after 2 month: For 6 months after this surgery, i would avoid lifting weights to avoid increasing intra-abdominal pressure where you are healing from surgery. Walking and level, gentle cycling woud be safer exercise after you have healed and are cleared by you surgeon (6 to 12 weeks post-op). Suspension training (trx) limits mass moved in a workout to body weight--a safe alternative that will tone you well. ...Read more

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What does the scar look like after a cystectomy?

What does the scar look like after a cystectomy?

Depressed: The scar will be low in the abdomen above the pubis, much like a c-section scar. Most likely it will be depressed. Occasionally it may be a thin line but to minimize a scar fine sutures and a good tension relieving subcutaneous layer of slowly absorging sutures needs to be used. If poor healing, bad tension and or an infection result the scar will be wide and need revision. ...Read more

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I am having laparoscopic cystectomy surgery, how long should I take off work?

I am having laparoscopic cystectomy surgery, how long should I take off work?

3-14 days : You should feel back to normal in 3-5 days. The more you walk the faster you recover. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Why would a doctor perform an oophorectomy when assured that only a cystectomy?

Difficult cyst: Sometimes the findings at surgery are more complicated that what was expected. The doctor may have encountered dense adhesions so that tissue planes were distorted and removal of the ovary may have been safer than removal of the cyst. The cyst may have replaced the ovary and been stuck to it so the only way to fully remove the cyst was by removing the ovary. Or perhaps cancer was suspected. ...Read more

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I had an laproscopic cystectomy and I haven't had my period. How late will it be?

I had an laproscopic cystectomy and I haven't had my period. How late will it be?

Depends: If the cystectomy removed an ovulatory cyst, the cyst from your egg ovulation, then it could reset your whole cycle.That might mean 21-25 days. ...Read more

Cystectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the urinary bladder. The bladder is usually removed for cancer when the tumor is aggressive or other means have ...Read more