Why is surveillance for recurrent bladder cancer required?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: David A Levy, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Most cases of noninvasive bladder cancer remain clinically indolent with even a modicum of urologic intervention. Some cases progress, however, and most patients experience recurrence at least once in the follow-up period, creating the need for accurate tumor surveillance.


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