Managing muscle-invasive bladder cancer in the elderly.

  title={Managing muscle-invasive bladder cancer in the elderly.},
  author={Alon Z. Weizer and Gaetano Valerio Palella and Jeffrey S. Montgomery},
  journal={Expert review of anticancer therapy},
  volume={10 6},
Bladder cancer is inherently a disease of the elderly with the highest incidence occurring in the eighth decade of life. Approximately a third of the 70,000 patients diagnosed with bladder cancer in the USA in 2009 will have presented with muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) requiring aggressive management. Left untreated, most patients with MIBC suffer significant morbidity and die of the disease within 2 years of the diagnosis. While radical cystectomy, the best treatment option for local… CONTINUE READING