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Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer: What to Ask Before Surgery

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Surgeons performing surgery.
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Model of bladder with prostate is near scalpel, surgical gloves and blood test tube with blood result. Indications for surgery or surgical operation
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Who needs a cystectomy?


Catheter bag hanging off patients bed.
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What are the types of cystectomies?


Operation using laparoscopic equipment.
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How is a cystectomy performed?


Surgeon sewing up incision after partial cystectomy.
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What is a partial cystectomy?


Woman really needs the restroom.
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What are the benefits and drawbacks?


Nurse draining catheter bag of bladder cancer patient.
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What is a radical cystectomy?


Urinary catheter equipment.
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How radical cystectomy affects urination


Man laying down to sleep.
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How a new procedure might ease incontinence


Nurse reasurres male patient before surgery.
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How a radical cystectomy can affect sex for men


Female patient being sedated by anesthesiologist before surgical procedure.
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How a radical cystectomy can affect sex for women


Malaika Hill

Malaika Hill

Malaika Hill is a freelance health writer specializing in ophthalmology and population health. For the past decade, she has dedicated her work to helping eye care professionals communicate advances in ophthalmic research to their peers and patients in an effort to provide the highest-quality eye care. She serves on the editorial board of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science where she is committed to exploring and communicating short- and long-term strategies to prioritize eye and vision health disparities across the world. Malaika can be found on her website, LinkedIn, or Twitter.