Cystectomy: Overview of radical cystectomy

Cystectomy: Overview of radical cystectomy

Radical Cystectomy for Urothelial Carcinoma of the Bladder

It has been estimated that in 2010, there were more than 70,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in the United State, with more than 14,000 cancer specific deaths1. While approximately 70-80% present with non muscle invasive disease, 20% of these patients will be refractory or intolerant to intravesical therapies and another 10-30% of these patients will ultimately progress to muscle invasive disease2.