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Bladder Cancer Nomogram : Disclaimer

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Bladder Cancer Nomogram: Post-Surgery

In consultation with a physician, this tool can be used by patients with bladder cancer to calculate the chances that their cancer will not have returned five years after the surgical removal of their bladder. The tool is designed to estimate the risk of bladder cancer recurrence for individual patients -- a key factor in deciding the need for secondary, adjuvant therapies administered after surgery, which, for bladder cancer patients, is usually chemotherapy.

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Enter age at the time of surgery (radical cystectomy).
(20 to 95 yrs)
Enter number of days from diagnosis to radical cystectomy (surgery for bladder cancer).
(0 to 1000 days)
Select current clinical stage as defined by the 1997 UICC clinical staging system.
Select the type of bladder cancer diagnosed.
Whether or not cancer has spread to the lymph nodes in the pelvis surrounding the bladder.
A description of how the cancer cells appear under a microscope.

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Probability of Remaining Disease Free at 5 Years After Cystectomy

This tool predicts the likelihood that bladder cancer patients who have had their bladders surgically removed in a radical cystectomy will not have their cancer return five years after surgery.

Supporting Publication

Postoperative nomogram predicting risk of recurrence after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. International Bladder Cancer Nomogram Consortium, Bochner BH, Kattan MW, Vora KC. J Clin Oncol. 2006