Bladder Cancer Survivorship and Patient Reported Outcome Measures—Code 4 Psychological Impact

  • Sanchia S. GoonewardeneEmail author
  • Raj Persad
  • Hanif Motiwala
  • David Albala


TURBT is a common operation within urology. There are a wide range of side effects experienced. Very often, there is no standardised pathway as part of follow-up. Patient reported outcome measures are reviewed.

There were no psychological issues experienced in either the TURBT/MMC/BCG groups.

There were 10 patients who underwent radical cystectomy. Comments made were as follows.

Table Code (4) Psychological impact from ED

Comments made were as followed

Impact of operation

Biggest psychological effect from lack of erections

Impact of operation

Operation went well, not ready for prolonged healing process

Impact of operation

Not fully prepared for operation or side effects

All of these issues could be dealt with by a bladder cancer survivorship pathway.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  • Hanif Motiwala
    • 3
  • David Albala
    • 4
  1. 1.East of England DeaneryNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalWestcliff-on-SeaUK
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUK
  3. 3.Southend University HospitalWestcliff-on-SeaUK
  4. 4.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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