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Why is it important for bladder cancer patients to be monitored for a lifetime?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology

In brief: Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is categorized by its grade and stage.
Non-invasive tumors have a tendency to recur. If found early they generally can be removed cystoscopically. The surveillance protocol is designed to catch the tumors before they become high grade or stage.

In brief: Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is categorized by its grade and stage.
Non-invasive tumors have a tendency to recur. If found early they generally can be removed cystoscopically. The surveillance protocol is designed to catch the tumors before they become high grade or stage.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
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In brief: Recuurence

Bladder tends to be a multifocal disease.
This means that it tends to recur in different areas of the urinary tract at a later time. In order to diagnose the tumor and render it more treatable, frequent monitoring is essential to catch a recurrence.

In brief: Recuurence

Bladder tends to be a multifocal disease.
This means that it tends to recur in different areas of the urinary tract at a later time. In order to diagnose the tumor and render it more treatable, frequent monitoring is essential to catch a recurrence.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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