About Prostate & Urological Cancer

Prostate cancer and other urological cancers occur when cells within the prostate or other urological organs begin to grow out of control. Prostate cancer occurs within the prostate gland and is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer. Prostate cancer is often treated successfully. Other urological cancers include cancer of the bladder, kidney, prostate, and testicles.

Talk to your doctor, who will help you make an informed decision on whether prostate cancer screening is right for you. Screenings include Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test, which checks a man’s blood for high PSA levels, a marker for prostate cancer and a physical exam.

Diagnosing bladder cancer may involve labs and imaging tests, such as a urine sample and cystoscopy, which helps your doctor view inside your urinary tract.

Prostate & Urological Cancer Symptoms

The most common symptoms associated with lung cancer include:

  • A need to urinate frequently, especially at night
  • Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs

While these symptoms are not always an indication of prostate cancer, you should see your primary care provider if you experience any of these symptoms.

Prostate & Urological Cancer Screening

The decision to be screened for prostate cancer is personalized, and should be discussed with your healthcare provider to determine what’s right for you.

Prostate & Urological Cancer Treatment

Prostate and other types of urological cancer are often treated using multiple types of coordinated treatments, including:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Drug Therapy

Your Prostate & Urological Cancer Treatment Team

Understanding your diagnosis and treatment options is the first step in fighting prostate and urological cancers. At Frederick Regional Health System, we’re committed to providing you with a cancer treatment experience that is focused on you.

Learn more about your treatment team:

Frederick Urology Specialists
Oncology Care Consultant