Mental health status prior to bladder cancer surgery can indicate risk of complications

December 18th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

A patient's mental health prior to surgery can influence postoperative outcomes. Removal of the bladder, or radical cystectomy (RC), is an effective treatment for locally advanced bladder cancer, but complications occur in as many as 66% of patients. In a new study, researchers found that patients whose self-assessment of mental health was low suffered more high grade complications in the 30 days following surgery than patients with higher self-assessments.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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