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Part 2 of Quality of Life After Bladder Removal Surgery with Dr. Bernard Bochner

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In Part 2 of two part Episode 24 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs interviews Dr. Bernard Bochner about the findings from a quality of life survey of bladder cancer patients after they have their bladders removed (radical cystectomy).

Dr. Bernard Bochner is a urologic oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a Professor in the Department of Urology at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University.   He is also an emeritus member of BCAN’s Scientific Advisory Board. They talk about:

  • How recovery from bladder removal surgery can be impacted by how healthy patients were leading up to the surgery
  • How the first six weeks after the surgery can be very difficult for patients
  • That some patients experience a drop off in sexual function, both men and women
  • What other factors of quality of life Dr. Bochner’s patient survey addressed
  • How bladder removal surgery can impact patients’ physical and mental health
Dr. Bernard Bochner

Click here to listen to Part 1 of Rick’s conversation with Dr. Bochner.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.