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February 1, 2006

New Advice Offers Hope In Bladder Cancer Treatment

Topics: Medicine

bladderCancer.jpg Bladder cancer affects almost 1,000 patients per year, and is the fifth most common form of the illness in men and the 15th most common in women.

Survival rates for bladder cancer patients could be improved by a new way of treating sufferers. Under the new approach specialists have been advised to start people with the disease on chemotherapy prior to radiotherapy or surgery. Research suggests that this approach improved the survival rate at five years by about 5%. Smoking is thought to multiply the risk of bladder cancer by up to three times and scientists believe it causes more than half the cases.

Posted by Richard at February 1, 2006 10:45 PM



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