Urologic Cancer Center

Bladder Cancer

It is estimated that approximately 70,000 Americans are diagnosed with bladder cancer and that 15,000 die of this cancer each year. Male patients outnumber female patients three to one, making bladder cancer the fourth most common cancer in men…

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Kidney Cancer

It is estimated that there are approximately 55,000 cases of kidney cancer that are diagnosed in the United States each year and 13,000 deaths due to this disease. Average age at diagnosis for renal cell carcinoma is in the early 60s…

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Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It is about the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It forms the first part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis. The prostate makes fluid for semen…

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Renal Pelvis / Ureteral Cancer

The urinary system starts with the kidneys. The kidneys filter the blood to extract excess fluid and waste products to make the urine. Once urine is made in the kidneys, it travels through the first part of the urinary drainage system called the renal pelvis, and then into the ureter which is the tube that drains fluid from the kidney to the bladder. Then the bladder holds urine until full then empties to the outside through the urethra…

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Testicular Cancer

To understand testicular cancer, it helps to start with a description of the testicular anatomy. The male anatomy is shown in the adjacent picture. The scrotum or sac contains a testicle on each size. The testicle has two functions. It makes testosterone, the male hormone, which is carried from the testis through the blood stream. It also makes sperm, which travels from the testicle into a series of tubes which collectively form the epididymis…

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