Transurethral resection surgery

Transurethral resection (TUR) is a surgical procedure that involves inserting a thin tube called a cystoscope or a resectoscope into the bladder through the urethra. A tool with a small wire loop on the end is passed through the tube and can burn away tumors using lasers or electric current.

One advantage of this treatment is that it doesn’t require cutting the abdomen to access the affected area. Also, TUR is often a same-day procedure, meaning that the patient can go home the same day of the operation. However, this treatment is not effective for more invasive cancers.

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