Uro-oncology is a specialized field of oncology that focuses on cancers of the urinary tract in both men and women and tumors of the male reproductive organs.
What are the symptoms of various urological Cancers?
The symptoms of urologic cancers vary depending on the type and location of the tumor. These are as follows:
Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine(haematuria), pain on the side or back, weight loss, fatigue, and fever.
Symptoms of bladder cancer are blood in the urine, frequent urination, and pain in the pelvic region
Symptoms of prostate cancer are difficulty starting urination, urine flow being weak or interrupted, frequent urination, especially at night, having difficulty completely emptying the bladder, pain or burning during urination, blood in the urine, and Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis.
Symptoms of testicular cancer are a lump in the testicle, a dull ache in the groin, back pain, fluid accumulation in the scrotum, and pain in the testicle.
Symptoms of penile cancer are pain, ulcer, bleeding, or discharge with/without odor from the penis.
Services offered at Prathima cancer institute include:
Urological cancer can be diagnosed through physical examination as well as other tests such as:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Positron emission tomography (PET)
Open and laparoscopic adrenalectomy for adrenal gland tumors.
Open and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy/nephron-sparing surgery for renal cancer.
Radical cystectomy with Ileal conduit/neobladder reconstruction for bladder cancers.
Radical prostatectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy for prostate cancer.
Orchiectomy( removal of one or both testicles) and retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for testicular cancers.