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Is there an aftermath of bladder cancer?

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In brief: Yes

After treatment with surgery, BCG immunotherapy, or other means, it requires lifetime surveillance with periodic urinalyses, cytologies, imaging and cystoscopy as well as elimination of risk factors such as tobacco.

In brief: Yes

After treatment with surgery, BCG immunotherapy, or other means, it requires lifetime surveillance with periodic urinalyses, cytologies, imaging and cystoscopy as well as elimination of risk factors such as tobacco.
Dr. Andrew Siegel
Dr. Andrew Siegel
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Bladder cancer

Can require major surgery and it is critical to continue to check the bladder very often, every three months.
....Vital to see a urologist with this cancer.

In brief: Bladder cancer

Can require major surgery and it is critical to continue to check the bladder very often, every three months.
....Vital to see a urologist with this cancer.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Superficial Ca of

The bladder can be treated with BCG + serial looks, but invasive cancer usually requires bladder removal, and ureterostmy (a belly-bag) to drain urine.
It's an adjustment, but it can become second nature in a short time. There are variations on this theme to discuss with a compassionate urologist.

In brief: Superficial Ca of

The bladder can be treated with BCG + serial looks, but invasive cancer usually requires bladder removal, and ureterostmy (a belly-bag) to drain urine.
It's an adjustment, but it can become second nature in a short time. There are variations on this theme to discuss with a compassionate urologist.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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