Urologic Cancer

At Urology Austin, we diagnose and treat cancer of the bladder, kidney, prostrate and testicles

The physicians at Urology Austin are dedicated to helping patients with urologic cancer by providing everything from state-of-the-art diagnostics to advanced treatments and surgical techniques.

Our highly trained Austin urologists offer the latest diagnostics at our offices: radiographic imaging—CT scans, ultrasounds and MRI’s—and cystoscopy. Our expert surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery. They also perform cryosurgery and traditional open surgery.

Your treatment plan for urologic cancer will be uniquely yours. Every cancer patient receives the time and attention he or she needs to fully understand available treatment options.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is generally found in older adults—90 percent of patients with bladder cancer are over age 55, with the average age being 73 when it is found. It’s more prevalent in men than in women, and Caucasians are twice as likely to get this type of urologic cancer as African Americans and other ethnic groups.*

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer usually occurs in older people—usually people age 45 or older. Men are at higher risk for kidney cancer than women. While we do not know exactly what causes this type of urologic cancer, we do know that certain lifestyle factors—like smoking and being severely overweight—increase your risk.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer kills more men than any other cancer other than lung cancer, but most men do survive prostate cancer; in fact, there are approximately 2.9 million prostate cancer survivors alive today.* Early detection and screening are the keys to successfully treating this type of urologic cancer.

Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer affects more young men—ages 15 to 35—than other age groups. Only about 1 in 5000 men who are diagnosed with this type of urologic cancer will have unsuccessful treatment, thanks to advances made in recent years in surgical techniques, as well as a more thorough knowledge of which radiation and chemotherapy treatments work most effectively.*

Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced urologists. Whether you are concerned about symptoms you’ve been experiencing, or you’ve already been diagnosed with urologic cancer, we will provide the expertise and medical care you need.

*Figures from the American Cancer Society for 2015