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What is genitourinary cancer?

Genitourinary cancer is a term that is used to refer to cancers of the kidneys, bladder, ureters, urethra, testicles, penis, and the prostate.

Genitourinary cancer risk factors and 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.

Genitourinary cancer screenings and diagnosis

Your doctor may detect the presence of genitourinary cancer by ordering:

  • Biopsy
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Imaging, including a CT scan or MRI

Genitourinary cancer treatment and 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 St. Luke’s 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.

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U.S. News & World Report

Home of the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only three NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Texas, U.S. News & World Report has accredited Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center as one of the best hospitals for several specialties, including previous accreditation for compassionate patient-centered cancer care.