Everything You Need to Know About Bladder Preservation with Dr. Leslie Ballas

Read this episode’s transcript


In Episode 57 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Dr. Leslie Ballas of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about a topic on the minds of many patients with muscle-invasive bladder cancer:  bladder preservation.  Even when the cancer has penetrated the bladder wall, can bladders still be saved?  Then answer (for some) is “yes,” and Rick and Dr. Ballas discuss:

Dr. Leslie Ballas
  • What bladder preservation is
  • Different types of preservation like tri-modality therapy
  • The role that radiation plays
  • Options that patients with metastatic bladder cancer may have
  • What oligometastatic bladder cancer is
  • The increase in attend paid to bladder preservation as an alternative to a radical cystectomy

If you like this episode, you’ll also want to listen to Episode 48: Is Bladder Preservation Right For You? with Dr. Jason Efstathiou.

Never miss an episode of Bladder Cancer Matters by subscribing in your favorite podcasting platform like those below.