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What is recurrent bladder cancer?

Recurrent (urinary) bladder cancer refers to cancer that has returned or recurred after successful treatment. Treatment is generally aimed at destroying all cancer cells. However, few cancer cells may survive and continue to multiply. The recurrence can be near or in the original tumor site (local disease) or identified in adjacent or distant organs (advanced or metastatic disease). The high frequency of local disease recurrence and the potential for disease progression, highlight the importance of diligent, long term, clinical follow-up.

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