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Bladder, Kidney & Testicular Cancer Specialist

Urologic cancers can affect the urinary and reproductive systems, as well as your overall health. Urological Associates specializes in individualized care, taking the time to understand the unique needs of each patient. This personalized approach allows our urologists to develop the most effective treatment plan for your urologic cancer. 

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FAQs on Cancer

What are the types of urologic cancers?

Urologic cancer refers to any cancer that affects the 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

What are the symptoms of urologic cancer?

In most cases, urologic cancers don’t produce symptoms until the condition has become more advanced. Moreover, symptoms will vary depending on the type of cancer. 

Bladder cancer symptoms

  • Blood in the urine
  • Problems with urination
  • Lower back pain
  • Overly frequent urination
  • Painful urination

Penile cancer symptoms

  • Blood at the tip of the penis
  • Color changes
  • Discharge with odor
  • Growths or sores
  • Irregular swelling
  • Pain
  • Rash or bumps under the foreskin
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the groin
  • Thickened skin

Renal cancer symptoms

  • Anemia
  • Appetite loss
  • Blood in the urine
  • Enlarged veins near a testicle
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Lump on the side or back
  • Pain in the side or back
  • Swelling of the ankles and legs
  • Unexplained weight loss

Testicular cancer symptoms

  • Breast tenderness or growth
  • Changes in size/firmness of testicles
  • Dull ache in the groin
  • Fluid buildup in the scrotum
  • Pain in a testicle or the scrotum
  • Painless lump or swelling on either testicle

Urethral cancer symptoms

  • Bleeding from the urethra
  • Blood in the urine
  • Discharge
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin
  • Interrupted urine flow
  • Lump in the penis

Kidney cancer symptoms

  • Blood in the urine
  • Low back pain on one side
  • A mass on the side or lower back
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fever that doesn’t go away
  • Anemia

Adrenal cancer symptoms

  • Fever
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • Persistent pain
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Unexplained weight loss

How is urologic cancer diagnosed?

A routine physical exam usually detects urologic cancer. Your doctor may notice certain abnormalities when checking your abdomen or genitals. Depending on your needs, your urologist may perform:

  • Cystoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • X-ray

How are urologic cancers treated?

Treatment for cancer will depend on a the type of cancer and the stage of your condition, however, Urological Associates can provide: