Reviews Relating to Management of Bladder Cancer in the Elderly

  • Sanchia S. GoonewardeneEmail author
  • Raj Persad
  • Hanif Motiwala
  • David Albala


The number of cases of muscle-invasive bladder cancer is increasing along with the age of the population (Rose and Milowsky in Curr Opin Urol 25(5):459–467, 2015). Management of muscle-invasive bladder cancer in the elderly is complex. A geriatric assessment should be used to guide treatment (Rose and Milowsky in Curr Opin Urol 25(5):459–467, 2015). This chapter covers related systematic reviews to bladder cancer management in elderly patients.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sanchia S. Goonewardene
    • 1
    Email author
  • Raj Persad
    • 2
  • Hanif Motiwala
    • 3
  • David Albala
    • 4
  1. 1.East of England DeaneryNorfolk and Norwich University HospitalNorwichUK
  2. 2.North Bristol NHS TrustBristolUK
  3. 3.Southend University HospitalWestcliff-on-SeaUK
  4. 4.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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