What is recurrence rate of bladder cancer following radiation therapy?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Overall, approximately 30% of patients treated with bladder-preserving therapy experience local recurrence of bladder cancer. [82] A significant number of patients ultimately require salvage cystectomy, which may be associated with decreased options for urinary diversions.


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