Radical savings.

This cost analysis founded in SEER data reports a remarkable >$100K increase in healthcare costs at one year following bladder preservation versus standard radical cystectomy for muscle-invasive bladder cancer. Interestingly, the cost spike wasn’t so much due to the radiation but rather to the large discrepancy in frequency of surveillance imaging and intravenous infusions. In fact, neoadjuvant chemo followed by radical cystectomy was the most expensive approach of all. | Williams, JAMA Surg 2019


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