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Bladder Cancer pp 263-297 | Cite as

Palliative Treatment

  • K. H. Kurth
Part of the Clinical Practice in Urology book series (PRACTICE UROLOG)

Abstract

By definition palliative therapy in patients with advanced bladder carcinoma may eliminate or reduce symptoms, but cure is rarely achieved and the prognosis is ultimately hopeless. Yet Culp (1979) has stated:

... hopelessness is a state of mind and it must be avoided. It is the duty of the physician to determine from the patient how they live their remaining days and to provide them with a rewarding period of life until death. A true physician is responsible for all aspects of a patient’s care, particularly during the palliative period.

Keywords

Bladder Cancer Radical Cystectomy Urinary Diversion Hypogastric Artery Bladder Carcinoma 
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