There are a number of ways to diagnose the various urologic
cancers – varying from ultrasound and MRI (magnetic
resonance imaging) to biopsy and cystoscopy. Treatment depends
on the type of cancer as well as on the individual case.
• Adrenal Cancer – Laparoscopic
surgery is the most common treatment for adrenal cancer
patients. This method is currently the least invasive and
the most effective.
• Bladder Cancer – Bladder
cancer treatments vary, depending on the severity of the
case. Some patients may benefit from tumor removal
using a cystoscope, though others may require removal of
• Kidney Cancer – (See renal
• Prostate Cancer –There are a number of procedures used to treat prostate cancer patients. For more information, please see our pages on prostate cancer and da Vinci® Prostatectomy
• Renal Cancer – Recent advances
have allowed for a new surgical procedure for renal cancer
patients that only requires the removal of the cancerous
part of the kidney – instead of the entire kidney.
This procedure is called partial nephrectomy.
• Testicular Cancer – The most
common treatment for testicular cancer, a cancer most often
affecting men between the ages of 15 and 35, is removal
of the affected testicle. Radiation and chemotherapy may
be used as well.