Cancer that affects any of the organs or glands of the urinary tract, such as the bladder, is known as genitourinary cancer. Prostate cancer and cancers of the male reproductive tract are also genitourinary cancers.
Experienced oncologists at Dignity Health North State can diagnose, treat, and provide compassionate support for the various types of genitourinary cancer.
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Types of Genitourinary Cancer
There are several types of genitourinary cancer, with each having distinct symptoms, risk factors, and treatment approaches.
The eight major cancers of the genitourinary tract include:
Comprehensive oncology services at Dignity Health North State hospitals provide care for all types of genitourinary cancer.
Genitourinary Cancer Symptoms
Your symptoms may vary depending on the organ affected. Some genitourinary cancers, such as prostate cancer, have distinct symptoms. The symptoms of bladder cancer usually show up in the early in the disease, while the symptoms of other genitourinary cancers take a while to appear.
Always tell your doctor at Dignity Health North State about any unusual changes in urination, as this is a common symptom of most genitourinary cancers.
Treating Genitourinary Cancer at Dignity Health North State
Treatment for each type of genitourinary cancer may be different.
Fully-equipped cancer care centers at Dignity Health North State offer the following standard cancer treatments:
- Hormone therapy
- Radiation therapy
- Targeted therapy
Your doctor has to consider many factors when helping you choose the best treatment. The stage of the cancer, your overall health, and your preferences are all things that will guide your treatment plan.
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