Advanced cancer care to heal the whole person

Urologic cancer center of excellence

Every year tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with bladder, kidney or testicular cancer. At CHI Memorial, we have a state-of-the-art treatment center dedicated entirely to treating these cancers. Our physicians, surgeons and radiologists work together to offer you the most effective multidisciplinary cancer treatments available, improving your quality of life while minimizing debilitating side effects.

Diagnosis and treatment

Signs and symptoms of urological cancers include:

  • Trouble with urination (difficulty starting to urinate or difficulty holding urine back)
  • Weak urine stream or interruption of stream
  • Pelvic discomfort
  • Bone pain
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Painful urination or ejaculation
  • Blood in the urine
  • Blood in the semen

Urological cancers are typically diagnosed when a patient is seeking medical attention related to ongoing symptoms. If detected in the early stages, urological cancers can have a high rate of remission. Once identified, urological cancer can be treated with chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery including minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgical options. At CHI Memorial, our team of specialists come together in regularly scheduled cancer conferences to recommend a course of treatment that best suits your or your loved one’s cancer diagnosis.

You’ll be supported at every step of the way

Our support services include oncology nurse navigators to help you understand your diagnosis, treatment plan and how to optimize your outcome. We also have dietitians for nutritional counseling, chaplains for spiritual support, social workers who refer families for financial aid and holistic care for mind, body and spirit.

Call (423) 495-7778 for more information on cancer support services.

Dr. Jeffrey Mullins
Jeffrey Mullins, MD

Urologic Cancer Medical Director 

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