A cancer diagnosis is never easy to receive. The doctors of St. George Urology in St. George, Utah treat cancers affecting the urinary tract, primarily the prostate, but also including kidney and testicular cancer, and put their combined experience behind your case, including access to oncologists when needed. If you’re facing cancer treatment, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Four cancers are typically treated by urologists. Each is considered a common cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men after skin cancer. As many as one in ten men will develop prostate cancer, usually after the age of 50.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer for men between the ages of 15 and 44. An estimated 7,000 cases are diagnosed annually.
Kidney cancer is also shared between genders and about as prevalent as bladder cancer. Typically, kidney cancer has no symptoms in its early stages.
Prostate cancer may duplicate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, involving urination changes and difficulties. There are several courses of treatment for prostate cancer, which is usually slow growing, with a 97% cure rate. Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery, among others.
Symptoms of testicular cancer include lumps or swelling in either testicle that’s typically not painful. Any change to the way a testicle feels, including enlargement, can indicate a problem. Fluid buildup in the scrotum may also occur. Dull aching in the groin and pain in the testicles may also develop. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most common treatment methods.
Blood in the urine, visible or not, usually accompanies kidney cancer, and lumps may be noticeable in the kidney area. Weight loss, fatigue, fever, and loss of appetite may also be noticed. Surgery is the most common treatment for kidney cancer, either complete or partial removal. Radiation, chemotherapy, and biological therapies may also be used.