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Table 2 Treatment rationale for non-operative procedures

From: Bladder metastasis presenting as neck, arm and thorax pain: a case report

Treatment Purpose/Goal
Corticosteroid (i.e., Dexamethosone) Reduce intramedullary edema and subsequent pressure
Chemotherapy/Hormone Therapy Treat or manage primary tumor
Irradiation Reduce tumor size
Bisphosphonates Prevent and/or reduce likelihood of skeletal-related events