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Urological and Genitourinary Cancer

General Information

Urological cancer affects any of the organs and glands of the urinary tract or male reproductive tract. The medical term for these cancers is genitourinary cancer. Female reproductive tract cancers are categorized as gynecological cancers.

Oncological specialists at Goshen Center for Cancer Care are experienced in treating all types of urological and genitourinary cancers including:

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney (renal) cancer
  • Penile cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Ureteral cancer
  • Urethral cancer

As the first comprehensive cancer center in northern Indiana, we take a unique approach to cancer that addresses your whole being.

Urological and genitourinary cancer symptoms

Signs of urological and genitourinary cancer depend on the specific cancer and what part of the body it affects. Some, such as bladder cancer, cause symptoms early in the disease. This is helpful because you may notice symptoms and talk to your doctor sooner.

On the other hand, other types of cancers, such as prostate cancer, rarely cause symptoms in the early stages. They may be found during a screening or might not be diagnosed until an advanced stage. Some cancers have obvious signs. For example, penile and testicular cancer symptoms may include a lump, ulceration or swelling.

If you see that something’s not quite normal, it’s important to see your doctor for a diagnosis.

Treatment options personalized to your needs

When you come to Goshen Center for Cancer Care with urological or genitourinary cancer, we base your treatment plan on the type and stage of cancer, as well as your personal preferences and needs.

Our urological and genitourinary cancer treatments include:

  • Chemotherapy to kill cancer cells or stop them from growing
  • Hormone therapy to reduce levels of hormones in the body that affect cancer growth
  • Immune therapy to boost the body’s immune system to fight the cancer
  • Radiation therapy to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors
  • Surgery to remove the tumor or affected organ
  • Targeted therapy to destroy cancer by using markers present only on cancer cells
  • Integrative therapies to care for your mind, body and spirit throughout treatment

We see beyond your cancer and strive to maintain your highest possible quality of life every step of the way.

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