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Urologic Oncology

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Urologic cancers are growths of abnormal cells that form in the organs of the urinary tract in both men and women, and in the testicles, prostate and penis.

Symptoms may include, but vary depending on the type of cancer:

  • issues with urination
  • issues with sexual function
  • pelvic and back pain
  • symptoms don’t occur until the cancer has become more advanced

Treatment/Procedure Options:

Depending on the grade and stage of the cancerous tumor, treatments can include active surveillance and lifestyle changes, surgical procedures, chemotherapy and radiation therapy, including:

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