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Published: 2018-12-15

Role of age in prostate and bladder cancer. A critical overview

Section of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy
Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Department of Urology, ASL02 Abruzzo, ‘S. Pio da Pietrelcina’ Hospital, Vasto, Italy
Department of Urology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy
Bladder cancer Prostate cancer Ageing Diagnostic issues Treatment options

Abstract

Age has been suggested to be a relevant prognostic factor in several diseases. According to the latest statistics,
prostate and bladder cancer are among the most frequent urogenital tumors and their incidence increases
with age. Available data suggest that age may drive the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways of both prostate
and bladder cancer. Contrary to common perception, age seems to have a negative prognostic impact on
many aspects of such cancers. Age per se does not seem to represent a contraindication to actively search
for and treat such cancers but it would rather be a factor to be taken in due account in the decision-making
process.

Affiliations

F. Sanguedolce

Section of Pathology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Italy

M. Chirico

Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

G. Stallone

Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

L. Cindolo

Department of Urology, ASL02 Abruzzo, ‘S. Pio da Pietrelcina’ Hospital, Vasto, Italy

A. Tewari

Department of Urology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA

G. Carrieri

Urology and Renal Transplantation Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Foggia, Italy

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2018

How to Cite

[1]
Sanguedolce, F., Chirico, M., Stallone, G., Cindolo, L., Tewari, A. and Carrieri, G. 2018. Role of age in prostate and bladder cancer. A critical overview. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 66, 4 (Dec. 2018), 228-232.
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