Podcast: The Slippery Slope of the Radical Cystectomy

Advocacy Groups | <b>Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network</b>

For those with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, many are confronted with the decision, "Do I have my bladder removed, or do I try and keep it?"

For those with muscle-invasive bladder cancer, many are confronted with the decision, "Do I have my bladder removed, or do I try and keep it?"

In a "Bladder Cancer Matters" podcast available now, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Ashish Kamat of MD Anderson Cancer Center and they discuss:

  • Can low grade tumors become high grade?
  • What is tumor staging?
  • How can patients be confident that they are getting all of the information they need before a radical cystectomy?
  • At what point would you encourage a patient to have his or her bladder removed?

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