Podcast: A Must Read – A Patient’s Guide to Bladder Cancer


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In this episode of “Bladder Cancer Matters,” host Rick Bangs interviews Dr. Khurshid Guru, Chair of the Department of Urology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and a pioneer in robotic-assisted bladder cancer surgery. Dr. Guru discusses his popular book, “A Patient’s Guide to Bladder Cancer,” which provides comprehensive information for patients and their families about the disease and its treatment. The book simplifies complex scientific concepts, follows the history of the disease, and includes contributions from experts across multiple disciplines, ensuring a holistic approach to bladder cancer care.

Dr. Guru shares insights into the writing process, including the role of patients, the challenges he faced, and the importance of including underrepresented groups like women in the bladder cancer narrative. The book is richly illustrated, making it accessible and informative for readers. Dr. Guru also touches on potential future book updates, including topics like bladder preservation, upper tract issues, clinical trials, and new treatment approaches.

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