Genitourinary cancer is a term that is used to refer to cancers of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, testicles, penis, and the prostate.
Risk Factors & Symptoms
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.
Screening & Diagnosis
Your doctor may detect the presence of genitourinary cancer by ordering:
- Blood and urine tests
- Imaging, including a CT scan or MRI
Treatment & Surgery
Surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy could be used in the treatment of genitourinary cancer. The expert team of oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons at CHI St. Luke’s Health will discuss the appropriate course of treatment for each patient based on the type of cancer, severity, and the patient’s overall health.