When you have a genitourinary cancer — cancer that affects your urinary tract or reproductive system — you need compassionate, supportive care. The genitourinary cancer specialists at Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute understand the importance of having a comprehensive treatment plan designed specifically for you.

At Lynn Cancer Institute, our multidisciplinary team of specialists takes a personalized, holistic approach to your care. We will work together — and with you — to diagnose your condition and decide which therapy options best meet your needs.

As your healthcare partner, we’ll be with you every step of your journey to better well-being. Our priority is helping you get back to the moments you enjoy the most.

Genitourinary Cancers Treated

Genitourinary cancers affect the urinary tract and reproductive system in male patients. These cancers can impact your adrenal glands, bladder, kidneys and prostate. Our specialists have expertise in treating the full range of genitourinary cancers, including:

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

Of these conditions, bladder, kidney and prostate cancer are the most common.

Medical illustration of male genitourinary anatomy and prostate.

Our Approach

Our Approach

When you come to us 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, all under one roof

Diagnosing Genitourinary Cancers

Each type of genitourinary cancer produces different symptoms. You’ll need tests to pinpoint your exact disease. We start our comprehensive approach to your diagnosis with a physical exam that includes talking about your health history and symptoms.

Our experts may also recommend tests to learn more about your condition. These tests include:

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

Treating Genitourinary Cancers

At Lynn Cancer Institute, we know everyone’s cancer experience is different. So, you need personalized treatment, too. Our experts work together to design a therapy plan that best fits your unique needs. During a visit to our multidisciplinary urologic oncology clinic, you will meet every specialist on your care team. This group will include medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. We also include genetic counselors if you have a family history of genitourinary cancer. After reviewing your imaging and test results with you, we will collectively identify the best treatment options for your needs. In some cases, we may recommend a clinical trial looking at a new therapy or therapy combination.

Your personal plan will depend on your specific tumor type and diagnosis. Treatments can include:

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

As part of our holistic approach to care, we also offer several support services, including:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • An MRI fusion biopsy is a diagnostic test that combines ultrasound (sound waves) with detailed pictures from an MRI. This combined image helps us pinpoint the exact location of a prostate tumor so we can take a more precise biopsy. Lynn Cancer Institute was one of the first centers in the region to use this advanced testing technique.

  • Yes. We offer genetic testing for people who may have a hereditary predisposition that increases their risk for developing cancer. Understanding this risk helps us develop better treatment and prevention plans for you and your family. You will meet with our genetic counselor to discuss testing options if we think you have a genetic risk for cancer. We may also recommend your family members undergo genetic counseling and testing.

Meet the Team

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

Surgical Oncology

Medical Oncology

Radiation Oncology

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 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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