Bladder cancer is an international public health problem affecting millions of people in both developed and underdeveloped nations. This major urologic malignancy was one of the first cancers to be linked to occupational and environmental exposure to carcinogens. Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer of American men and the 8th most common cancer of American women. Sixty thousand new cases of the disease are diagnosed each year in the US alone; disease prevalence is high in western nations due to the predominance of the chronic relapsing form of cancer that occurs in these countries (USA prevalence estimated to be 600,000; NCI-SEER database). This single fact makes bladder cancer one of the most expensive cancers to treat. Treatment and Management of Bladder Cancer, drawing on the expertise of an international community of experts in the field, provides the reader with all aspects of diagnosis and treatment pertaining to bladder cancer.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 Treatment 1. Transurethral resection of bladder tumors 2. Perioperative instillation of chemotherapeutic drugs 3. The Role of Intravesical Chemotherapy in the Treatment of Bladder Cancer 4. Intravesical Chemotherapy of Superficial Bladder Cancer: Optimization and Novel Agents 5. Intravesical Immunotherapy: BCG 6. G3T1 bladder carcinoma 7. What to do When BCG Fails Section 2 T2-4 8. Selection and Peri-operative Management of Patients Undergoing Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Reconstruction 9. Radical Cystectomy: Technique and Outcomes 10. Cystectomy in the Female 11. Nerve Sparing: Radical Cystectomy 12. Laparoscopic Radical Cystectomy and Urinary Diversion 13. Role of Extended Lymphadenectomy 14. Management of the urethra in the cystectomy patient 15. Role of radical cystectomy in patients with unresectable and/or loco-regionally metastatic bladder cancer Section 3 Primary Bladder Sparing Therapy 16. Radical TURBT 17. Partial Cystectomy 18. Optimal Radiotherapy for Bladder Cancer 19. Trimodality Therapy in the Management of Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer: A Selective Organ-preserving Approach Section 4 Urinary Tract Reconstruction 20. Orthotopic Neobladder 21. Continent Cutaneous Diversion 22. Noncontinent urinary diversion Section 5 Treatment of Regionally Advanced and Metastatic Bladder Cancer 23. Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy in the treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer 24. Adjuvant Chemotherapy for invasive Bladder Cancer 25. Treatment of Metastatic Cancer