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Elderly patients have traditionally been viewed as poor candidates for urologic surgery. However, a review of bladder and prostate cancer literature supports what most urologists know intuitively: properly selected elderly patients are safe to operate on and can potentially gain survival benefits from surgery. What is needed is an accurate set of risk assessment tools that facilitate proper patient selection.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Contemporary Urology

Publication Date

01/06/2007

Volume

19

Pages

30 - 37