Genitourinary cancer is a term that is used to refer to cancers of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, testicles, penis, and the prostate.
What are the risk factors and symptoms of genitourinary cancer?
Because there are several types of genitourinary cancers, risk factors, and symptoms may vary. Discuss any symptoms you experience with your physician so he or she can recommend appropriate diagnostic tests.
How do you screen for genitourinary cancer?
Your doctor may detect the presence of genitourinary cancer by ordering:
- Blood and urine tests
- Imaging, including a CT scan or MRI
What is the treatment for genitourinary cancer?
Surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy could be used in the treatment of genitourinary cancer. The expert team of oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons at St. Joseph Health will discuss the appropriate course of treatment for each patient based on the type of cancer, its severity, and the patient’s overall health.