Urological Cancer Care
Facing cancer is a scary proposition, especially when it involves our most personal body parts. At Memorial Healthcare System, we recognize this, and backed by our nationally and internationally renowned urologic oncologists, and supported by world-class radiologists, pathologists, radiation and medical oncologists, we bring a team to your side.
In this manner we are able to provide individualized, multidisciplinary, patient-centric care.
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Prostate Cancer Treatment
If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are seeking a second opinion about next steps, or, have been diagnosed with an elevated blood test (PSA) indicating a risk for prostate cancer, we will walk you through all of the available options.
Determining the best treatment options for prostate cancer can be particularly challenging because of the different choices. We see this as a blessing (and not a problem) and will help you make the right decision for you and your family.
Treatment options include:
- Active surveillance, often used with low-risk prostate and favorable intermediate-risk cancer patients.
- Robot Assisted Nerve Sparing Radical Prostatectomy using the Da Vinci Xi equipment to help remove the cancer but keep the nerves.
- Radiation treatments, either external beam or brachytherapy.
- Focal ablation to treat the tumor but preserve what needs to be preserved.
Kidney Mass or Kidney Cancer
For patients who have been diagnosed with a kidney mass, our guiding principle is to remove the cancer and preserve as much of the healthy kidney as possible to maintain kidney function. We are able to achieve this most commonly with minimal incisions and very short hospitalizations using the Da Vinci Xi Robot.
- Partial nephrectomy to remove smaller kidney tumors
- Open or laparoscopic or robotic nephrectomy for larger kidney masses
To diagnose and treat your bladder cancer – including the prevention of recurring tumors – our urologist specialists draw on decades of experience when caring for cancer patients. With advanced tools, such as a flexible cystoscope, we can pinpoint any suspicious areas on the bladder wall.
If bladder cancer is detected, you will have access to the most appropriate surgical procedures and innovative treatment options available at Memorial, including:
- In-office tumor cauterization of low-grade tumors
- Bladder removal (total cystectomy) with urinary diversion with Da Vinci robotic techniques to rapidly get you back on your feet
- Transurethral resection of the bladder
Patient navigators offer personalized, compassionate guidance from diagnosis and treatment to survivorship.
We take care of the whole person, including appearance, self-esteem and emotional well-being.
We care for people, not a diagnosis. Our support services include acupuncture, massage and more.