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By Pamela Ellsworth

ISBN-10: 0763795879

ISBN-13: 9780763795870

Even if you are a newly clinically determined bladder melanoma sufferer, a survivor, or a chum or relative of both, this booklet bargains aid. The thoroughly up-to-date and revised a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Bladder melanoma, moment variation offers authoritative, useful solutions in your questions on present remedies, post-treatment caliber of lifestyles, coping ideas, resources of help, and masses extra. Written by way of a well-known urologist, with "insider" recommendation from genuine sufferers, this publication is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary affliction.

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This question still creates some controversy. Based on the results of the studies, most experts recommend giving perioperative chemotherapy to almost everyone at the time of TURBT, unless the bladder is perforated during the surgery. The efficacy of all of the different agents Efficacy The power or ability to produce an effect. QXP 7/2/10 11:51 AM Page 58 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BLADDER CANCER Meta-analysis A systematic method that takes data from a number of separate studies and integrates them by using statistical analysis.

To help prevent this, many physicians will prescribe an antibiotic to be taken at the time of the procedure. When I first saw the cystoscope, I said to my doctor that there was no way that he was putting that instrument where he said he was putting it. It looked like a garden hose to me. But of course, he eventually persuaded me that he needed to do the procedure and that it was best to do it in the office. He told me he would put some numbing jelly into my urethra, and that since the instrument was flexible it would follow the curves and that it was smaller than the opening that I urinated through.

35. Are there tests for bladder cancer other than cytology? Although cytology has long been the gold standard for bladder cancer screening, including monitoring for recurrences, it is far from perfect (see Question 33), and there is great interest in finding an even better test. Currently, at least four other markers are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), although none of them are clearly better than cytology. In addition to these four, many new tests are being developed. The four listed here are those that are currently available to patients.

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