Sentinel node procedure for bladder cancer

The sentinel node procedure is used to detect the presence of metastases in the lymph node closest to the tumor. This procedure is not part of standard treatment for bladder cancer. During this procedure we look at the location of the sentinel node and whether there are cancer cells found in it. If the treatment shows positive results, we expect that the sentinel node procedure will become a standard procedure for bladder cancer, just like it is in breast cancer or melanoma treatment.