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

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In brief: Recurrence

Because they is a high recurrence rate even after some form of definitive treatment including radical surgery or chemotherapy and radiation.
It can recur in other parts of the urinary tract after the initial treatment has been performed.

In brief: Recurrence

Because they is a high recurrence rate even after some form of definitive treatment including radical surgery or chemotherapy and radiation.
It can recur in other parts of the urinary tract after the initial treatment has been performed.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Most bladder

Cancers are composed of the transitional cells that line it.
The cause damages all of the mucosa, and many times it is non-invasive to start, but the pattern of reappearance heralds invasiveness and time to do more aggressive treatment. Bladder removal is the endpoint, and then surveillance is about travel elsewhere.

In brief: Most bladder

Cancers are composed of the transitional cells that line it.
The cause damages all of the mucosa, and many times it is non-invasive to start, but the pattern of reappearance heralds invasiveness and time to do more aggressive treatment. Bladder removal is the endpoint, and then surveillance is about travel elsewhere.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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