Synchronous primary carcinomas of the bladder and prostate

Sheng Hui Lee, Phei Lang Chang, Shao Ming Chen, Guang Huan Sun, Chien Lun Chen, Biing Yir Shen, Ya Shen Wu, Ke Hung Tsui

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Aim: To determine the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the prostate for patients undergoing radical cystoprostatectomy for bladder cancer in Taiwan. Methods: A total of 248 patients in Taiwan who were histologically confirmed for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder underwent cystoprostatectomy. Histopathologic evaluation of the prostate specimens sectioned at 5 mm intervals was performed. Results: Of the 248 patients, 10 (4.03%) were found to have prostate cancer. Of the 10 cases of unsuspected prostate cancer, eight proved to be at stage T1 or T2, and two at T3 and T4, respectively. This rate of incidentally found prostate cancer amongst our bladder cancer patients appeared to be lower than that found in bladder cancer patients in similar studies in USA. Conclusion: Although the incidence of incidental prostate cancer in patients in Taiwan with bladder cancer is not high compared with that in Western countries, we suggest that digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) are important screening tools for men with bladder cancer, especially for those aged 60 years and older in Taiwan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-359
Number of pages3
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical cystoprostatectomy
  • Transitional cell carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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