Urological Cancers

Urological cancers are generally common in both males and females. They include cancers of the kidneys, bladder, testicles and prostate. For men, prostate cancer is the most common of all urological cancers. In its beginning stages, prostate cancer presents with no symptoms and this is why regular screening (especially for men over the age of 40) is recommended. With screening, this cancer can be found early on and treated more easily and with more success.

Kidney cancer also rarely shows signs in the developmental stages. As it progresses, the main sign is blood in the urine. Screening for this cancer is not something done routinely unless the patient is at a high risk for developing it. Cancer of the bladder presents in much the same way as kidney cancer, with blood in the urine being one of the first signs in a developed condition. Testicular cancer may not have any symptoms early on either. When symptoms do arise, the most commonly reported ones include pain in the lower back, discomfort in the testicle, a heavy feeling in the sack or a lump in the affected testicle.

The one thing that all of these cancers have in common is that they are typically not detected until the later stages and they are found by accident during testing for other unrelated illnesses. If any of these cancers is suspected, it is important to seek medical attention right away. The earlier it is caught, the more successful the treatments will be.