Common urologic cancers include cancer of the prostate, bladder, kidney and testicle.
In cases where cancer is present in the organs and structures of the genitourinary tract, Urologists work with oncology specialists in the St. Mary Regional Cancer Center to offer a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care.
Urologists may operate, in many cases using robotic- assisted or minimally invasive techniques, to remove as much of the cancer as possible and to preserve function. Members of the Cancer Center team then can design comprehensive treatment plans to meet the needs of each patient. Our cancer care team include board-certified specialists in Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Pathology, and Radiology.
Social Workers, rehabilitation experts, dieticians, chaplains, pharmacists and clinical research nurses also may be part of a patient's care team.
Advanced radiation technology at St. Mary includes Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT); Tomo Therapy; high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy; and wide-bore CT simulation.
Chemotherapy, if necessary, can be provided in an outpatient infusion room located in our cancer center. St. Mary also has a dedicated inpatient nursing unit for medical and surgical oncology patients requiring a hospital stay.