What are the EAU recommendations for bladder sparing treatment of localized bladder cancer?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Kara N Babaian, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Bladder-sparing treatments for localized disease:

  • Offer surgical intervention or multimodality treatments (MMT) as primary curative therapeutic approaches for localized bladder cancer.
  • Offer MMT as an alternative to selected well-informed and compliant patients, especially those for whom radical cystectomy is not an option.
  • Do not offer TURBT alone as a curative treatment option, as most patients will not benefit.
  • Do not offer radiotherapy or chemotherapy alone as primary therapy for localized bladder cancer.

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