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Urologic Cancer

Urologic Cancer

At South Florida Urology Institute, we formulate an individual treatment strategy to fit your unique needs. Your testing and treatments are coordinated with your comprehensive cancer care team. We are here from initial diagnosis, through your treatment, and during your survivorship.

Prostate Cancer

1 in every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men. Prostate cancer screening tests additionally include a digital rectal exam (DRE), as well as a blood test called prostate specific antigen (PSA). When these tests come back abnormal, doctors may recommend a prostate biopsy.

Many different treatment options for prostate cancer exist. Some men opt for close monitoring while others choose to undergo robotic-assisted surgery or radiation therapy.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer represents the 4th most common cancer in men. However, it is less common in female patients. The most common symptom of bladder cancer is present blood in the urine. Often, this is found under microscopic evaluation during laboratory testing. Smoking is a risk factor for bladder cancer.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer more commonly occurs in male patients. Approximately 65,000 cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. Kidney tumors are often found on abdominal imaging studies with about 20% of these tumors are benign or noncancerous. Smoking is a risk factor for kidney cancer.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is the most common form of urologic cancer in young men. Men with a history of infertility or an undescended testicle (cryptorchidism) are at a higher risk of developing testicular cancer. Fortunately, most testicular cancers remain curable if found early enough. The following symptoms may
represent early indicators of testicular cancer:

  • Lumps or firmness in the testicles
  • Swelling of the testicle that may or may not cause pain
  • Pains or dull aches in the testicles

Men who receive a diagnosis of testicular cancer should discuss their options concerning fertility preservation with their doctor.

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Penile Cancer

Penile cancer is rare in Europe and North America. In the United States, approximately 2,000 men receive a penile cancer diagnosis each year.