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Does surgical removal of the bladder always cure bladder cancer?

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In brief: No

At this time, the bladder cancer stage is the most important prognostic indicator of bladder cancer returning.
In patients with high-stage local disease, even after removal of the bladder without evidence of spread at the time of surgery, the risk of recurrence is upward of 50%. After bladder removal, it is imperative that you follow-up as recommended to catch potential recurrence early.

In brief: No

At this time, the bladder cancer stage is the most important prognostic indicator of bladder cancer returning.
In patients with high-stage local disease, even after removal of the bladder without evidence of spread at the time of surgery, the risk of recurrence is upward of 50%. After bladder removal, it is imperative that you follow-up as recommended to catch potential recurrence early.
Dr. Eric Umbreit
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Dr. Chris Kyle
Urology
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In brief: No

Usually, but not necessarily.
For example, if the cancer had already metastasized then removal of the bladder would not be curative.

In brief: No

Usually, but not necessarily.
For example, if the cancer had already metastasized then removal of the bladder would not be curative.
Dr. Chris Kyle
Dr. Chris Kyle
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