[Management of prostate cancer in patients older than 75 years].

Prostate cancer is a disease of the elderly men. Prostate cancer in the elderly men is often poorly managed and under-treated. The digital rectal examination is an effective screening test for elderly prostate cancer patients. In order to choose the appropriated therapeutic option, evaluation of life-expectancy is essential to offer an optimal individualized treatment. It is essential to take into account the patients' aspirations before starting any diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Therapeutic options should be adapted in elderly prostate cancer patients according to their comorbidities and needs. Elderly patients should be included in clinical trials specifically designed for this population.

Presse medicale (Paris, France : 1983). 2017 Oct 17 [Epub ahead of print]

Pierre Mongiat-Artus, Danièle Avenin

Université Paris-7-Denis-Diderot, Inserm UMR, S1165, hôpital Saint-Louis, unité de chirurgie et d'anesthésie ambulatoires, service d'urologie, 1, avenue Claude-Vellefaux, 75010 Paris, France. Electronic address: ., Université-Paris-6-Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, APREC, hôpital Tenon, pôle oncohématologie, service d'oncologie médicale, 4, rue de la Chine, 75020 Paris, France.

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