Urologic cancers affect the organs and structures of the male and female urinary system and the male reproductive system. The urinary tract is our body’s drainage system, which is essential for waste removal. The four most common types of cancer associated with the urinary tract are bladder, kidney, prostate and testicular. Many of these cancers are curable when caught early.
All Types of Urologic Cancers
- Bladder cancer
- Renal (kidney) cancer
- Penile cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Urethral cancer
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms for cancer are sometimes not noticed until the cancer is far advanced. Each urological cancer has slightly different signs and symptoms but here are some universal things to look for:
- Blood in the urine, painful urination
- Lower back or groin pain
- Irregular swelling in the genital region
- Unexplained weight loss
- Irregular lumps and bumps in the genital region
- Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin
- Changes in size or firmness of testicles
- Frequent UTI's
There are several treatment options available for different types of urologic cancers. Some types of treatment are similar for all urological cancers, like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However different types of chemotherapy drugs can be used for treatment and the length of treatment can vary.
Surgery can be another treatment option for urological cancers. The physician can surgically remove only the cancer and some normal tissue around the cancer.
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