Bladder Cancer is common - 70,000 new cases each year in the U.S. As many as 50% of cases are caused by smoking. Many others are caused by environmental or occupational exposure. Staging and diagnosis are critical in determining appropriate treatment.
Dr. Thomas Guzzo discusses the risk factors and various treatment options with host Lee Freedman with the overall goal to preserve quality of life. As a surgeon trained in a wide variety of surgical options, Dr. Guzzo discusses the advantages of each. He also discusses urinary diversions, including the the neobladder.
Source: ReachMD | Aired: June 13, 2011