Bladder radiotherpy

Bladder cancer can be cured by Radiotherpy.

Bladder cancer surgery is a very tough operation and not everyone is medically fit to undergo the procedure.

Radiotherapy is an excellent alternative treatment to bladder surgery.

A potentially curative course of radiotherpy typically involves daily Radiotherpy given for many weeks. Typically in U.K, the radiotherpy is given either over 4 weeks or 6.5 weeks.

The 4-week course of Radiotherpy has been recently reported to be better by eminent U.K. oncologists in a paper published in the highly esteemed Lancet Oncology.

We had some reservations and our views were published in the American Journal specialising in Radiotherpy.

References

Macmillan. Bladder Radiotherpy.

A Choudhury, N Porta, E Hall, et al.
Hypofractionated radiotherapy in locally advanced bladder cancer: An individual patient data meta-analysis of the BC2001 and BCON trials
Lancet Oncol, 22 (2021), pp. 246-255.

Radiation Dose and Fractionation for Bladder Cancer. In Regard to Dinh et al. Santhanam Sundar MRCP, FRCR
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Paul Symonds MD, FRCR
University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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