What are EAU recommendations for the treatment of recurrent bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Recurrent disease

Recommendations vary by recurrence site, as follows:

  • Local - Offer radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and possibly surgery as options for treatment, either alone or in combination.
  • Distant - Offer chemotherapy as the first option, and consider metastasectomy in case of unique metastasis site.
  • Upper urinary tract – Treat as per guidelines on upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas.

Secondary urethral tumor should be staged and treated as for primary urethral tumors.

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