bladder-conserving therapy

bladder-conserving therapy

Urology Any treatment for muscle-invading urinary bladder cancer that is designed to retain bladder function; BCT consists of complete transurethral “stripping” of transitional–urothelial epithelium, followed by induction chemoradiotherapy–cisplatin with 40 + Gy of RT, or preceded by MTX, cisplatin, vinblastine Prognosis Good. Cf Radical cystectomy.
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It is pivotal that the radiation oncologist be trained in the appropriate selection of patients for bladder-conserving therapy and to advise cystectomy prudently where organ preservation is inappropriate.