Urologic cancers include cancers of the kidney, ureters, bladder, penis, and prostate. Prostate cancer is the most common urologic cancer, and the most common cancer found in men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, exceeded only by lung cancer.
What is prostate cancer?
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located in front of the rectum and found only in men. Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the prostate grow at an abnormal rate. Most prostate cancers grow very slowly, though some can spread and grow quickly.
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer can cause any of the following symptoms:
A need to urinate frequently, especially at night Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
Inability to urinate Weak or interrupted flow of urine
Painful or burning urination Difficulty in having an erection
Painful ejaculation Blood in urine or semen
Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
It is important to know that in its early stages prostate cancer has no symptoms.
Urologic Cancer Program
Making a Difference for Patients with Prostate and Other Urologic Cancers
Comprised of leading experts in their field, our team is setting higher standards and helping our patients to aggressively and successfully battle this most common cancer found in men as well as cancers of the kidney, urethras, bladder and penis.
Coordinated care is the key. Our multidisciplinary team collaborates to create customized treatment plans for each of our patients. And they meet regularly to discuss cases so that our patients benefit from the input of a variety of experts from different specialties.