Is there a rationale for bladder cancer screening?

Robert S. Svatek, Yair Lotan

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Abstract

Screening should decrease disease-related mortality by detecting cancer before symptoms prompt evaluation. Several characteristics of bladder cancer make screening an attractive option. Nevertheless, premature adoption of a screening program has considerable negative consequences. This article reviews the current literature regarding screening for bladder cancer and emphasizes the need for prospective, clinical trials before considering practice modification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent urology reports
Volume9
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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