Palliative Care in Urology

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Abstract

Urological malignancies, especially prostate cancer, are relatively common, but patients may live many years before eventually dying of the disease. Caring for these patients is an important role for urologists, although medical training often does not adequately prepare urologists for the palliative care of patients with advanced malignancies. Palliative care is no longer equated with end-of-life care, but rather integrated throughout illness, even when cure is impossible. This article focuses on the various palliative treatments available for the 3 most common urological malignancies: prostate, bladder, and renal cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)429-444
Number of pages16
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Pain
  • Palliative care
  • Urology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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