All Urologic Cancers (including kidney, bladder, prostate, adrenal and testicular)
Urologic cancers encompass all cancers that affect the urological system. They include kidney cancer, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and adrenal cancer. Cancer of the bladder is the fourth most common cancer found in men (number one being prostate cancer) and ninth most common found in women. For men below the age of 50, testicular cancer is the most common type.
The main symptoms of kidney cancer flank pain, masses on the abdomen, anemia and unexplained loss of weight. These can be the same symptoms for many illnesses though so the only way to tell for sure is diagnostic testing. The main symptoms of bladder cancer can also be the same for kidney infections or UTI’s, so again, testing is necessary. The same goes for all urologic cancers. Prostate cancer could also be an enlarged or infected prostate. Testicular cancer could be due to trauma or inflammation of the testicles. These cancers are quite common and there are treatments available, it is only a matter of diagnosing.
Diagnosing urologic cancers can be done in a variety of ways. The most common are blood tests and imaging studies. With these methods medical professionals can get a clear picture of what issues they are dealing with and begin treatment.