Treatment of Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer in Older Patients. American Society of Clinical Oncology educational book. American Society of Clinical Oncology. Annual Meeting Skinner, E. C. 2016; 35: e228–33


Treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer in older patients is challenging. Definitive therapy of localized disease requires either surgery or radiation therapy, ideally combined with systemic chemotherapy. However, current population data suggest that less than half of patients older than age 70 are offered such treatments. We will review tools available to assess the fitness of older patients for surgery, alternatives, and tips for perioperative patient treatment.

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