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Cancers

                                          

Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates is equipped and able to provide treatment options for five major urological cancers: bladder, kidney, testicular, prostate and penile. Visit the separate pages below for more information on symptoms, treatments, and risk factors associated with each type.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the development of abnormal cells of the bladder lining. It is one of the most common forms of cancers, affecting approximately 68,000 adults in the United States each year. Bladder cancer is more commonly found in men than women and among older adults, although it can occur in either men or women and at any age.

Kidney Cancer

There are several types of cancer that can develop in the kidneys. The most common form is renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which accounts for nearly 85% of all cases. In RCC, cancerous cells develop in the lining of the kidney’s tubules and develop into a tumor. A single tumor develops in most cases, but more than one tumor can develop within one or both kidneys.

Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer forms in the testicles, the male reproductive glands located in the scrotum. Testicular cancer is treated successfully in more than 95% of cases.

Most commonly, testicular cancer starts in cells that produce sperm. These tumors, called germ cell tumors (GCTs), are most common in men between 20 and 40 years of age. There are two main types of germ cell tumors: seminomas and nonseminomas.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is treatable, and many treatment options exist. If you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, things to consider before deciding on treatment are your age, general state of health, and severity of disease.

Talking to our physicians about your treatment options will help get you on the path to recovery.

Penile Cancer

Penile cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects approximately 2,000 men in the U.S. each year. This cancer begins on the skin cells of the penis and can work its way inside, causing greater issues.