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Genitourinary cancer affects the male reproductive tract or the glands and organs that make up the urinary tract.
Genitourinary cancers include:
Find a Doctor using our online tool or by calling 855.970.2527 who specializes in treating genitourinary cancer in Arizona. We offer cancer care at our Chandler Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center locations. Our University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center headquartered in Arizona.
Symptoms of genitourinary cancer vary with the type of cancer and the affected gland or organ.
Some genitourinary cancers, such as prostate cancer, rarely cause symptoms in the early stages. Others, such as bladder cancer, do cause symptoms very early in the disease. Early symptoms of bladder cancer may include blood in the urine and painful urination. Testicular and penile cancer can have obvious symptoms, such as swelling, ulceration, or a palpable lump.
Dignity Health offers comprehensive cancer treatment from a team of board-certified medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, and cancer care specialists. We treat whole person rather than just the disease, so your care team also includes dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, and spiritual care experts.
Treatment for genitourinary cancer depends on the specific type of cancer and its stage. Dignity Health oncologists commonly treat cancer with:
Your doctor will tell you about the goals of each available treatment and will help you understand potential benefits and side effects. The right treatment for you depends on many factors, including your personal preferences.
Doctors don’t know what causes most cancers, including genitourinary cancers. Usual age of onset and risk factors vary for each type of genitourinary cancer. Smoking and family history may play a role in many genitourinary cancers. Dignity Health offers cancer screenings specifically for men.