Urologic oncology refers to the field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancers that affect the urinary system in both women and men and reproductive organs in men. These cancers can include those of the kidneys, prostate, bladder, testicles, and penis.
Early detection and timely treatment of urologic cancers can improve outcomes, so it’s important to stay aware of any changes in urinary or reproductive function. Talk to your doctor if you have any concerning symptoms.
The physicians of Augusta Urology Associates play a major role in the multidisciplinary treatment of urologic cancers. Our surgeons perform diagnostic and definitive procedures for cancers affecting the male and female urinary tracts and the male reproductive system.
Each patient is different, and not all urologic cancers are treated the same way. The physicians at Augusta Urology Associates can help explain the best treatment options based on each patient’s individual case.
Diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancers depends on many factors, such as the type and stage of cancer. It may involve tests like imaging scans, biopsies, or blood tests to find out if you have cancer and how advanced it is. Treatments can include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy, depending on the specific cancer and its characteristics.