For bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy effective at preventing recurrence

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According to a new study published in the journal BJU International, researchers have found that survival rates of those with bladder cancer who undergo lapropscopic radical cystectomy are similar to those of open surgery. For the study, researchers sought to compare long-term outcomes of patients with bladder cancer who undergo open radical cystectomy compared with the minimally invasive laproscopic radical cystectomy. The open surgery is standard treatment for those with muscle invasive and high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, but this approach can often lead to serious complications. As a result, some institutions opt for the laproscopic method instead; however, there has been minimal evidence on the efficacy of this approach for reducing the risk of bladder cancer recurrence. Researchers therefore built and analyzed a database of laproscopic radical cystectomy procedures performed in Europe. Results showed that among over 500 patients who underwent the laproscopic procedure, 66% and 62% had no signs of bladder recurrence at 5 years and 10 years, respectively. Therefore, the findings suggest that laproscopic removal of the bladder can cause reliable cancer control numerous years post-surgery and support the implementations of the laproscopic procedure for the treatment of patients with bladder cancer.

For bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy effective at preventing recurrence
For bladder cancer, laparoscopic radical cystectomy effective at preventing recurrence
Long-term survival rates following laparoscopic surgery for bladder cancer are comparable to those of open surgery, according to a study published in BJU International. The findings, which come from the largest study to date with long-term follow-up after this type of minimally invasive surgery, indicate that prospective randomized trials comparing these two bladder cancer surgeries are warranted.
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