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Do you know anyone who had bladder cancer and had a success after cystectomy?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Many
Have known many patients, as well as one close relative, with great success following cystectomy, plus either an ileal or colon conduit with urinary stoma or an intestinal neo-bladder.
Success depends firstly on whether cancer has spread through or beyond bladder as well as how aggressive the cancer. Some patients benefit from adjunctive radiation and/or chemotherapy.

In brief: Many
Have known many patients, as well as one close relative, with great success following cystectomy, plus either an ileal or colon conduit with urinary stoma or an intestinal neo-bladder.
Success depends firstly on whether cancer has spread through or beyond bladder as well as how aggressive the cancer. Some patients benefit from adjunctive radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Cystectomy
This is the main treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Although a hard operation for patients, best chance for cure. Sometimes you need chemo first.....Advised to go to an experienced surgeon who does lots of these procedures....

In brief: Cystectomy
This is the main treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer.
Although a hard operation for patients, best chance for cure. Sometimes you need chemo first.....Advised to go to an experienced surgeon who does lots of these procedures....
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: I do not do this
Procedure, and see patients that cannot medically get cystectomy, but it works very well, and people adjust to the urinary diversion procedures.
If there is muscle nvasive disease, see a team that does this work frequently.

In brief: I do not do this
Procedure, and see patients that cannot medically get cystectomy, but it works very well, and people adjust to the urinary diversion procedures.
If there is muscle nvasive disease, see a team that does this work frequently.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Robert Bass
Urology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cystectomy has been curative in many patients with bladder cancer.

In brief: Yes
Cystectomy has been curative in many patients with bladder cancer.
Dr. Robert Bass
Dr. Robert Bass
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