Lynn Cancer Institute believes in taking a team approach to treating genitourinary cancer. That means your care will include experts from multiple specialties working together to find the best treatment plan for you.

Genitourinary cancers affect the urinary tract and male reproductive system, including the kidneys, bladder, adrenal glands and prostate.

Our team approach helps us treat your cancer holistically. That means we focus on more than your disease. We also care for any physical or emotional side effects from treatment. We’ll use the latest technology and therapy options to treat your disease while making sure you get the support you need to help you through this illness, so you can return to your lifestyle.

Medical illustration of male genitourinary anatomy and prostate.

What types of genitourinary cancers are treated at the Institute?

Our team treats a full range of genitourinary cancers, including:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer
  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Penile cancer

How do the specialists at the Institute diagnose genitourinary cancers?

We take a comprehensive approach to your diagnosis, which starts with a physical exam. During this exam, we’ll talk about your health history and your symptoms.

You may also need to undergo tests to help us pinpoint your diagnosis. These tests may include:

  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • MRI fusion biopsy
  • Ultrasounds
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Genomic testing

All of our diagnostic tests are available under one roof. This convenience helps reduce your travel time and allows us to come up with an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible.

How do the specialists at the Institute treat genitourinary cancers?

You’ll have a team of experts by your side from the beginning. Every patient is offered care at our multidisciplinary urologic oncology clinic before starting treatment. During this clinic, you will sit with the experts on your care team to review imaging and test results. We’ll also discuss treatment options and spend time answering your questions.

Our team of specialists will collaborate on a treatment plan that fits your needs. These experts include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and surgical oncologists who all specialize in urology. We also work with genetic counselors to determine if you or your family would benefit from genetic testing.

Your treatment plan will depend on your specific tumor type and diagnosis. In some cases, we may recommend a clinical trial testing a new therapy or therapy combination.

Treatment may include:

  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Systemic therapy, including chemotherapy
  • Surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • CyberKnife® radiosurgery

We also make sure support services are a key part of your treatment plan. These services can include:

  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise and wellness classes, including yoga and meditation
  • Social work support or counseling
  • Survivorship program
Our approach

Our approach

When you come to the Institute for genitourinary cancer treatment, you can expect:

  • A complete treatment plan that considers all aspects of your health and well-being
  • A team of experts who collaborate on your treatment and work together to support you throughout your cancer journey
  • The latest diagnostic technology and treatment options available all under one roof
New treatment advancements at Lynn Cancer Institute.

New treatment advancements at Lynn Cancer Institute.

We’ll use the latest technology and therapy options to treat your disease while making sure you get the support you need to help you through this illness, so you can return to your lifestyle.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An MRI fusion biopsy is a diagnostic test that allows us to take more precise biopsies of a prostate tumor. This test combines an ultrasound with detailed images from an MRI. This combined image helps us pinpoint the exact location of the prostate tumor. The Institute was one of the first centers in the region to use this advanced testing process.

  • We offer genetic testing for people who may have a hereditary predisposition that increases their risk of developing cancer. Understanding this risk can help us develop better treatment and prevention plans for you and your family.

    If we suspect you have a genetic risk for cancer, you’ll meet with our genetic counselor to discuss testing options. In some cases, we may recommend your family members undergo genetic counseling and testing to understand their risk.

Meet the team

Our renowned cancer professionals work together across multiple specialties to provide you with advanced cancer screenings, diagnostics and personalized care.

Surgical Oncology

Medical Oncology

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

At Lynn Cancer Institute, we treat cancer in today’s patients and offer hope for those who may get the disease in the future. Through clinical trials, we study promising new ways to diagnose and treat cancer. As our patient, you have access to these trials and treatments that aren’t widely available elsewhere. If a clinical trial may be right for you, we’ll talk with you about the potential benefits and risks. We make your overall well-being and safety our top priority if you choose to participate.

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