AUA 2016: Urinary diversion for complications of radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer

Dr. Bassett presented the results from TURNS on urinary diversion after radiation for prostate cancer.  Radiation treatment is used in 37 % of men diagnosed with prostate cancer, which equates to approximately 1 million men having undergone radiotherapy.  There are many potential urologic complications and in some patients urinary diversion is required.  The objective of this study was to establish the morbidity and mortality of urinary diversion after radiation therapy.

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