Bladder removal 'unnecessary'21st January 2008
Experts have said that radiotherapy can be a better option than surgery for people with bladder cancer.
Doctors often opt to remove the whole bladder when the cancer is advanced but research by Cancer Research UK shows this should not necessarily be recommended as â€śgold standardâ€? care as removing the bladder can treat the disease but may result in continence problems.
A team from the University of Leeds found that survival rates among bladder cancer patients treated with radiotherapy were the same as those who had the bladder removed.
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Title: Bladder removal 'unnecessary'
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 5394
Date Added: 21st Jan 2008