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Genitourinary cancer affects the glands and organs of the male reproductive tract or urinary tract. Genitourinary cancers include:
At Dignity Health Southern California hospitals, our doctors and staff deliver our advanced cancer care technologies with a healing touch — whether it is prevention and screening or personalized treatment plans. We strive to treat the whole patient, not just the disease. Find a Doctor who specializes in treating genitourinary cancers at one of our Southern California hospitals:
Doctors don’t always know what causes genitourinary cancers, although smoking and family history may play a role in many types. Age of onset and risk factors vary with each specific genitourinary cancer.
Signs of genitourinary cancer depend on the gland or organ affected and the specific type of cancer. Symptoms of prostate cancer, for example, are minimal early in the disease. Bladder cancer, however, typically causes symptoms in very early stages. Other cancers, such as testicular cancer and penile cancer, have obvious symptoms, such as swelling, ulceration, or a lump.
Treatment options for genitourinary cancer depend on the type and stage of the specific cancer.
Common treatments at Dignity Health Southern California hospitals include:
Your doctor will tell you about the goals, benefits, and side effects of all of your treatment options. The best treatment for you will depend on many factors, including your personal preference. Your well-being is our top priority.
Dignity Health offers treatment for multiple types of genitourinary cancer in Southern California.