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Surgery to remove the entire bladder is called a radical cystectomy.
In addition to your bladder, it may be necessary to remove other organs near your bladder.
This is done to make sure all of the cancer is removed.
During this surgery, your surgeon will create a new passage where urine can leave your body.
Your bladder will be taken out through an incision (surgical cut) that begins near your belly button and ends at your pelvis.