What you can do to minimize the chances of bladder cancer recurrence.

by Alex Shteynshlyuger MD


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Natural Ways to Prevent Bladder Cancer Recurrence

Bladder cancer treatmentNo one likes to get a diagnosis of bladder cancer. Fortunately, if it is non-muscle invasive, usually it is treatable but with significant chance of recurrence.

Take Control of Your Health To Minimize the Risk of Recurrence.

This is what I tell every patient with bladder cancer:

  1. Smoking cessation is a must.
  2. Be a proactive consumer – ask your urologist if you would benefit from BCG induction and maintenance. Before your bladder biopsy and tumor resection, ask if Mytomycin C post-op would benefit you. The risks are relatively few – the benefits are great.
  3.  Stay on the calendar with your follow up. The biggest problem I see is patients who skipped follow up after a few negative surveillance cystoscopies only to come back with high grade/stage cancer.
  4. Maintain your health insurance. Surveillance and treatment costs are expensive.

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