What is the rate of compliance with surveillance guidelines for recurrent bladder cancer?

Updated: Sep 10, 2019
  • Author: David A Levy, MD; Chief Editor: Bradley Fields Schwartz, DO, FACS  more...
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Only 40% of patients adhere to the recommended schedule of bladder cancer surveillance. [14]  A survey of 498 in nine European countries found that while 80% purported to follow EAU guidelines, patients with low-risk non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) were likely to be overmonitored while those with high-risk diasese were undermonitored. [15]


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