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Urologic Cancer

Every year tens of thousands of people are diagnosed with bladder, kidney or testicular cancer. Our physicians, surgeons and radiologists work together to offer you the most effective multidisciplinary cancer treatments available, improving your quality of life.

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.

Support at every step

At CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute, anyone diagnosed with cancer has access to a nurse navigator, a designated point of contact who can educate you on the disease process, answer questions, help you prepare physically and emotionally for treatment, provide resources and connect you with other modes of support throughout this journey.  These include access to dietitians, clinical social workers, massage therapists, and chaplains who focus on spiritual care and advance care planning. Visit CHI Memorial Center for Cancer Support or call (423) 495-7778 for more information.