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About Urologic Oncology

Urologic Oncology Team

Urologic oncology is a subspecialty of urology that deals with cancers of the male and female genitourinary tract, including tumors of the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, prostate, testis and penis.

In the modern age, majority of these cancers are diagnosed incidentally. Early detection and treatment is essential to a successful course of treatment, and our oncologists use a number of methods to detect early-stage urological cancer:

  • Cancers of the kidney, ureter and bladder can present with microscopic or visible blood in urine
  • Kidney tumors can be diagnosed on abdominal scans performed for other causes
  • Trouble with urination can be a sign of urethral cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men, and it presents without symptoms; it is detected by an elevated serum level of prostate-specific antigen and a palpable nodule on the gland during a rectal exam
  • A palpable mass or enlargement of the testis can be indication of a malignancy
  • Penile cancer may start as a small lesion or ulcer in the penile/groin area

Whatever the symptoms, Sibley’s experts can help diagnose, stage and treat a wide range of problems.

Learn about Bladder Cancer with Armine Smith, M.D.

Armine Smith, M.D., director, urologic oncology at Sibley answers questions about bladder cancer, diagnosis and treatment options available.