Downstaging to non-invasive urothelial carcinoma is associated with improved outcome following radical cystectomy for patients with cT2 disease

World Journal of Urology, 03/30/2012

Downstaging from clinical muscle–invasive bladder cancer to non–muscle invasive disease at radical cystectomy is associated with a significant reduction in cancer–specific mortality. However, even patients with residual non–muscle invasive disease may suffer disease recurrence and require continued surveillance after surgery.

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