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Cancers We Treat

Urologic Cancer

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Understanding urologic cancer

Early Detection

With urologic cancer, screening is only available to certain types, like prostate cancer. Typically, there are no screenings for other forms of urologic cancer, making it vitally important to stay informed of the signs and risks.

At Baptist MD Anderson, we follow MD Anderson’s model of outstanding patient care, research, prevention and education. Our commitment is to bring world-renowned cancer care close to home.

Assessing your risk

What is a Risk Factor?

When cancer develops as a result of an inherited qualities, the risks of cancer may be much higher and cancers tend to occur at younger ages. At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer genetic counseling services to help assess patients and their family members for inherited cancer syndromes or cancer predisposition.

Detecting cancer early

Urologic Cancer Symptoms & Risk Factors

Because urologic cancer refers to a group of different kinds of cancer, your symptoms and risk factors vary drastically based on the type and location of cancer.

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Prevention & early detection

Screening for Prostate Cancer

The goal of screening is to find cancer at an early stage before it has caused symptoms. To be considered successful, a screening test should lead to treatments that prolong life or reduce discomfort and improve the quality of life.

Two standard screening tests are used for early detection of prostate cancer:

  • PSA blood test
  • Digital rectal examination (DRE)

The American Urological Association (AUS) recommends the test primarily for men ages 55 to 69 years, after a similar discussion of risks and benefits, with retesting every 2 years.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, we have you covered. We have nurse navigators available to guide you through every step of your care. Request an appointment or speak to a nurse navigator by phone or online.

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Our Location

Genitourinary (GU) Cancer Clinic

Within our specialized, multidisciplinary clinics, we bring together our team of experts to care for your mind, body and spirit - all under one roof. Each of our clinics are singularly focused on your specific needs and treatment.

Need Directions? The genitourinary (GU) cancer clinic is located in the main Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center on Floor 6.

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Our care team brings medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons and other specialists together for each patient.

For whatever step is next,

Baptist MD Anderson is Here for You

Wherever you are in your journey, we’re here to help you in your fight against cancer. Our team of experts can help you navigate the whirlwind of emotions and decisions through every aspect of your care.