Clinical Epidemiology and Ageing

[Kidney and bladder cancers in the elderly].

Caillet P, Mongiat-Artus P, Liuu E, Dutendas S, Paillaud E Soins Gerontol. 2014;(109):38-42.

Kidney and bladder cancers are common in the elderly. Treatments used in younger patients may be considered for the latter, subject to an individual estimation of the/risk-benefit ratio that takes into consideration the geriatric evaluation parameters. Surgery is the only curative treatment for both cancers. Supportive care should be integrated early in comprehensive care to preserve the quality of life of elderly patients with these cancers.

MeSH terms: Aged; Cystectomy; Humans; Kidney Neoplasms; Nephrectomy; Patient Care Team; Urinary Bladder Neoplasms