What is Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT)?

Category: Surgeries

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Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT) is a surgical treatment done to remove small, shallow tumors from the inside surface of the bladder for the treatment of non-invasive bladder cancer. It is also used to biopsy for larger or aggressive cancers.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 2
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT)

Side effect Patients
Blood in urine (hematuria) 2
Urinary incontinence 2
Pain 1

Duration

Stopped having Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Transurethral Resection of Bladder Cancer (TURBT)

Oct 17, 2007 (Started Oct 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bladder cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (blood in urine (hematuria))
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Do not have this until you've discussed it with Bladder Cancer Forums; read about it; waited at least a couple of weeks whilst you find out as much as possible about it. Tell the surgeon you only want a biopsy (but then, will s/he take any notice? Mine didn't). I was rushed into this surgery 2 days after having been diagnosed - much too quickly. NO benefits - the cancer regrew to the same size within three months - when chemo then cleared it. So I should have gone straight to chemo.

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