on Tuesday, February 5, 2013
In a recent discussion as part of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s CancerSmart lecture series, bladder cancer experts spoke about symptoms, risk factors, and the latest treatment options available.
Given the complexity of the disease, the experts emphasized the advantages of receiving treatment at a highly experienced facility such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, where hundreds of patients are cared for each year.
“It certainly is a team approach to managing people with bladder cancer,” says medical oncologist Dean F. Bajorin. “I think one of the major advantages to this type of center is directly related to the individual expertise of everybody involved, from pathologists making sure your slides have been correctly read, to nurses that help you get through various procedures, to the doctors who are working together to optimally manage the different stages of the disease.”