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The treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer in elderly patients


Bladder cancer is a disease that predominantly effects the elderly and as this patient population continues to rapidly increase, it is becoming a major health problem. A significant proportion of elderly patients with bladder cancer have muscle-invasive disease. Physiologic changes associated with aging predispose elderly patients to increased surgical perioperative morbidity and mortality, yet radical cystectomy remains the standard of care for muscle-invasive bladder cancer in the USA.

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