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What is Urological Cancer?

by Arkansas Urology on Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Urological cancer is not one kind of cancer but can refer to many different types of cancer. Within each type, there are varying ranges and grades of each. Bladder, kidney, adrenal, prostate, penile and testicular cancer all fall under the scope of urological cancer. Urological cancer is an umbrella term used for all of these specific types. Some of these conditions are gender-specific, while some can affect all people.

Since there are several types of urological cancer, symptoms could range anywhere from trouble with urinating, pain when using the bathroom, blood, lower back pain, fatigue, weight loss, rash, achy pain, enlargement, just to list a few. Again, if you are experiencing any of these, see your doctor. Because there are various types, there are also various treatment plans. As a result of all of these being different, your signs and symptoms will vary too. With any type of urological cancer, it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach. And we definitely cannot group all urological cancers together to say that certain symptoms and treatments apply to each kind.

It’s best to speak with your doctor if you think you are experiencing any symptoms that seem unusual or are out of the ordinary for you. Just because you may be experiencing issues doesn’t mean it’s urological cancer, it could be another treatable condition. However, it’s always best to consult with a physician as soon as possible to get the right diagnosis.