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Urologic Cancer

Tricounty Urology -  - Urology

Tricounty Urology

Urologists located in Uniontown, PA & Waynesburg, PA

Urologic cancers are among the most common cancers affecting American men today. At Tricounty Urology in Waynesburg and Uniontown, Pennsylvania, talented urologists Sunil Rayan, MD, and Mukul Patil, MD, offer convenient state-of-the-art urologic cancer screening and monitoring on-site to help you take control and get healthy. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.

Urologic Cancer Q & A

What are urologic cancers?

Urologic cancers include all cancers in your urologic structures. The most common kinds of urologic cancer include: 

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer occurs within the bladder lining.

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer typically develops within the tubules, the tiny tubes that process blood within your kidneys. This is called renal cell carcinoma, and it accounts for 90% of kidney cancers. 

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among American men. It affects the prostate, the small gland that makes the seminal fluid that carries sperm. The majority of prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas, which affect the gland cells lining your prostate.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer develops in the testes, the small organs that make both testosterone and sperm. 

The Tricounty Urology team treats all of these cancers, as well as other rare forms of urologic cancer like penile cancer.

How is urologic cancer diagnosed?

The Tricounty Urology doctors typically perform an exam and consider your symptoms to determine what type of testing you need. With convenient on-site testing, you can get the answers you need fast.

Blood tests are often the first step, as blood changes can be early indicators of cancer. You may also need tests like cystoscopy or ureteroscopy, in which a specialized tool with a miniature camera and light source gathers images of your urologic system. 

Imaging studies, including MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, X-ray, and angiogram, are often helpful in identifying cancerous tissue in your urologic system. A biopsy, which tests a small tissue sample, is another common part of a urologic cancer diagnosis. 

How is urologic cancer treated?

Urologic cancer treatment depends on your cancer type, grade, and stage. Your whole-body health and age also play a role in determining the optimal treatment plan. Treatments can include:

  • Abnormal tissue removal
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Intravesical therapy, or medicine directly in the bladder
  • Partial or total bladder, kidney, prostate, or testicle removal 

You might need lymph node removal and removal of other nearby organs if the cancer spreads. Depending on the situation, you could also need reconstructive surgery.

For the best in urologic cancer treatment, request your appointment at Tricounty Urology online or by phone today.