Radical Cystectomy

  • Hyeong Dong Yuk


Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men in the United States. About 60,000 people develop each year. Bladder cancer is the eighth leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. About 12,000 people die each year from bladder cancer. In 2017, there were 79,030 cases of bladder cancer, and 16,870 patients died of bladder cancer in the United States. At the initial diagnosis, 20–30% are diagnosed with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC). The survival rate of the MIBC patients is significantly lower than that of patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Therefore, various and complex treatments are needed to improve the survival rate. In the non-metastatic MIBC patients, surgery is the standard treatment, and various treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and bladder preservation are being performed.

In this chapter, we will discuss the evaluation and treatment of MIBC patients.


Muscle-invasive bladder cancer Radical cystectomy Urinary diversion Lymph node dissection Radiotherapy Chemotherapy Multimodal therapy 


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  • Hyeong Dong Yuk
    • 1
  1. 1.Seoul National University HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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