Cancer Specialist

Urological Associates

Urology located in Colorado Springs, CO

Urologic cancers can affect your urinary, reproductive, and overall health. At Urological Associates in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the practice specializes in individualized, compassionate care for a wide range of urologic cancers. If you or your primary doctor suspect cancer, there are several safe and effective diagnostic tests and treatment options available at Urological Associates. To speak with a urologist about your condition, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Cancer Q & A

What are the different types of urologic cancers?

Urologic cancer refers to cancer that affects the organs and structures of your urinary tract and reproductive system. Cancer occurs when the cells of these structures begin to grow abnormally, eventually forming tumors. The different types of urologic cancers include:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer 
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Urethral cancer
  • Penile cancer 

Because urologic cancers like bladder and prostate cancer are fairly common, there are a number of safe and effective ways to identify and treat these conditions. 

Urological Associates specializes in individualized care, taking the time to understand the needs of each patient. This personalized approach allows your urologist to develop the most effective treatment plan for your urologic cancer. 

What are the symptoms of cancer?

In most cases, urologic cancers don’t produce symptoms until the condition has become more advanced. If you suffer from an advanced stage of cancer, you may notice symptoms like:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Fatigue

A routine physical exam usually detects urologic cancer. Your doctor may notice certain abnormalities when checking your abdomen or genitals. If your doctor suspects you might have cancer, Urological Associates offers a number of safe and accurate diagnostics. 

How is cancer diagnosed?

Urological Associates has advanced diagnostics to identify urologic cancers. Depending on your needs, your urologist may perform:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Imaging tests

Your doctor uses these tests to identify your cancer and determine the stage or aggressiveness of your condition. Once diagnosed, you and your urologist work together to develop an individualized treatment plan. 

How are urologic cancers treated?

Treatment for cancer depends on a number of factors like the type of cancer, the stage of your condition, and your overall health. In many cases, you need surgery to effectively treat urologic cancer. 

The specialists at Urological Associates provide a number of safe and effective surgical procedures. The team offers several minimally invasive robotic surgeries for urologic cancers. 

The goal of surgical treatment is to remove harmful tumors as well as damaged areas of your urinary tract or reproductive system. They also offer additional cancer treatments like:

  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

The team works with you to develop the most effective treatment plan for your condition. Your urologist takes the time to discuss your treatment options to ensure you’re fully informed and a part of the medical decision-making process. 

To speak with a urologist about cancer treatment, call Urological Associates, or book an appointment online today.