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Wien Med Wochenschr. 2007;157(7-8):162-9.

[Therapy and follow-up of bladder cancer].

[Article in German]

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Klinik für Urologie, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Schweiz. daniel.meyer@kssg.ch

Abstract

Treatment and follow up of bladder cancer strongly depends on stage and differentiation of the tumour. Superficial bladder tumours can mostly be controlled by transurethral resection followed by early intravesical application of a chemotherapeutic agent and a further close meshed follow-up. Generally, for muscle-invasive tumours radical cystectomy is indicated, whereas organ-spearing treatment due to combined therapeutic concepts can be offered in selected cases. For advanced and metastatic tumours, despite good response of bladder cancer to chemotherapy, prognosis is still poor. However, implementation of new chemotherapeutic agents indicate a trend towards improved survival rates.

PMID:
17492413
DOI:
10.1007/s10354-007-0381-2
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