Senior Consultant Urologist, Laparoscopic, Pelvic & Oncosurgeon
Cancer is the result of fast and abnormal cell growth. Urologic cancers affect the organs and structures of the male and female urinary system and the male reproductive system. These cancers are fairly common. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Adrenal cancer , also known as adrenal gland cancer,is cancer of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands rest on top of the kidneys. There is one adrenal gland on each kidney.
What are the symptoms of urological cancer?
Trouble with urination (difficulty starting to urinate or difficulty holding urine back)
Weak urine stream or interruption of stream.
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Painful urination or ejaculation.
Blood in the urine.
Blood in the semen.
What kind of cancer do you see a urologist for?
Urologic cancers are caused by abnormal cell growth that occurs in the organs of the urinary tract, and the male reproductive tract. Urologic cancers may affect the kidneys, ureter, bladder, urethra, and in men the penis, prostate and testicles.
What is the survival rate of bladder cancer?
The general 5-year survival rate for people with bladder cancer is 77%. However, survival rates depend on many factors, including the type and stage of bladder cancer that is diagnosed. The 5-year survival rate of people with bladder cancer that has not spread beyond the inner layer of the bladder wall is 96%.
When does urologist refer to oncologist?
Urologic oncologists are doctors who specialize in cancers of the male and female urinary systems and the male reproductive organs. These doctors are different from urologists, who deal with all diseases of the male and female urinary tracts. And they're not quite like oncologists, who treat all forms of cancer.
What are genitourinary cancers?
Genitourinary cancers refer to cancers of the urinary system of men and women and the reproductive organs in men. Women also develop cancer in their reproductive organs, which are classified as gynecologic cancers.
What are the 6 warning signs of bladder cancer?
1. Blood or blood clots in the urine.
2. Pain or burning sensation during urination.
3. Frequent urination.
4. Feeling the need to urinate many times throughout the night.
5. Feeling the need to urinate, but not being able to pass urine.
6. Lower back pain on 1 side of the body.