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Is it true that bladder cancer has a higher recurrence rate than most other cancers?

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In brief: Yes

The recurrence rate for superficial bladder cacner is 50% within the first year of treatment.
This is why we use chemotherapy and immunotherapy within the bladder to prevent recurrence. This is alos why the follow-up of patients with superfiical bladder cancer is so frequent - every 3 months for the first 2 years after diagnosis and then every 6 months unitl year 5. Then follow-up is annual.

In brief: Yes

The recurrence rate for superficial bladder cacner is 50% within the first year of treatment.
This is why we use chemotherapy and immunotherapy within the bladder to prevent recurrence. This is alos why the follow-up of patients with superfiical bladder cancer is so frequent - every 3 months for the first 2 years after diagnosis and then every 6 months unitl year 5. Then follow-up is annual.
Dr. Howard Adler
Dr. Howard Adler
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In brief: Maybe

Bladder cancer does recur and sometimes frequently but it usually depends on 2 characteristics: size/number of tumor(s) and grade (as seen by pathologist).
Tumors that are larger and are high grade are more likely to recur.

In brief: Maybe

Bladder cancer does recur and sometimes frequently but it usually depends on 2 characteristics: size/number of tumor(s) and grade (as seen by pathologist).
Tumors that are larger and are high grade are more likely to recur.
Dr. Matthew Thom
Dr. Matthew Thom
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