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Urologic Cancer

At Sibley Memorial Hospital, urologic cancer patients have access to the world-class care and expertise of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. 

We treat many of the cancers affecting the genitourinary tract. These cancers include:

Bladder

Bladder cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men, and it is three times more common in men than women. It occurs when there are abnormal, cancerous cells growing uncontrollably in the lining of the bladder. Learn more about bladder cancer care at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Prostate

Prostate cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer in American men. According to the American Cancer Society, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. About 80 percent of prostate cancers are diagnosed at a localized stage, which means that the cancer hasn’t spread outside of the prostate. Learn more about prostate cancer care at Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center.

Kidney

Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys, the most common type is called renal cell cancer. 

Adrenal

Though most adrenal cancers begin elsewhere in the body, Malignant adrenal tumors (adrenal cancer), such as adrenocortical carcinoma begin in the adrenal glands. These rare tumors tend to grow fairly large and can reach several inches in diameter.

Urethral

Urethral cancers can occur on their own, or along with other more commonly occurring cancers. Treatment may range from local topical therapies, to genital preserving surgeries to more extensive excisions with genital reconstruction. Additional therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy may also be necessary.

Testicular

Testicular cancer develops when one or more of the cells in the testicle grows out of control. Testicular cancer is one of the most common, but also one of the most curable cancers.

Penile

Penile malignancies are primarily squamous cell carcinomas, however, they can also develop as melanomas, sarcomas and basal cell carcinomas. 

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