Helping Patients Cope after Major Interventions for Bladder Cancer Therapy

(Length of Conversation: 17 min)

Stephen Williams and Ashish Kamat discuss the paper, Impact of Psychiatric Illness on Decreased Survival in Elderly Patients with Bladder Cancer in the United States, a study which addresses problems that bladder cancer patients face and the difficulties they experience coping after major interventions for bladder cancer therapy.   The conversation also includes recommendations on how to educate and talk to patients with muscle‐invasive bladder cancer regarding the impact of different treatments on their mental health.

Biographies:

Stephen B. Williams, MD Associate Professor, The Robert Earl Cone Professorship in Urology, Director of Urologic Oncology, Director of Urologic Research, Co-Director Department of Surgery Outcomes Research Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

Ashish Kamat, MD

Study Discussed in this Video:

Impact of Psychiatric Illness on Decreased Survival in Elderly Patients with Bladder Cancer in the United States