Urological Cancers

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At Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, we offer comprehensive care utilizing an integrative approach in treating urological cancers. From screening and preventive measures to advanced treatment plans, our expert team of cancer specialists tailor care to your individual needs.

What Are Urological Cancers?

Urological cancers affect the urinary tract and the organs and reproductive system surrounding the urinary tract, including the bladder, prostate, penis, kidney and testicles.

Signs and symptoms of urological cancers include:

  • Blood or blood clots in your urine
  • Changes in bladder habits
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Pain or stiffness in your lower back, hips or upper thighs
  • Difficulty achieving an erection

The multidisciplinary cancer care team at Banner MD Anderson offers comprehensive care across several specialties. Our caring team of health care specialists work together to provide the some of the most advanced diagnostic  methods and treatment options available to ensure you receive the level of care you need and deserve .

 

Learn More About Urological Cancers

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is a hollow organ located in the pelvis and is part of the urinary tract that includes the kidney, ureters and urethra. Bladder cancer mostly affects men and women aged 55 and up. Bladder cancer starts in the lining of the bladder and spreads into the bladder walls or, in later stages, to other organs.

Learn more about bladder cancer

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut positioned in front of the rectum between the bladder and the penis. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that drains urine from the bladder, and produces seminal fluid. Prostate cancer develops in the prostate gland when cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably and form a tumor. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men aged 50 and up.

Learn more about prostate cancer.

Kidney Cancer

Also known as renal cell carcinoma, kidney cancer arises from the cells that filter the blood and produce urine. Kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in the US, with over 80,000 cases diagnosed every year. It may be treated with surgery or other localized treatments if it has not spread. Kidney cancer that has spread beyond the kidney is usually treated with either targeted therapy or immunotherapy..