Beebe's multidisciplinary surgical teams perform surgeries and create individual treatment plans for our patients facing urologic cancer diagnoses.
Your urologic cancer team includes:
- Urology physicians and care team
- Medical oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
- Radiologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists
- Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator
- Nurses, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with advanced training and experience in urologic cancer.
- Cancer counselors who work with patients and their families.
- Registered dietitians specializing in the nutrition needs of cancer patients
Urologic Cancers Treated
Beebe Urology physicians will discuss your individual needs based on the type of cancer you have and other factors. Beebe treats many forms of urologic cancers, including bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer. Patients can expect to work with a comprehensive team of experts from diagnostics to treatment and surgery.
What is Bladder Cancer?
Bladder cancer is cancer that forms in the lining of the bladder, the organ that stores urine. Bladder cancer may be confined to the lining of the bladder (superficial) or may spread through the lining of the bladder and invade nearby muscles, organs or lymph nodes.
Bladder cancer symptoms may include: blood in urine, frequent urination, or feeling the need to urinate without urinating; lower back pain; or pain while urinating. The existence of these symptoms does not mean it is cancer, however. Only your doctor can confirm the presence of cancer, so be sure to explain all of your symptoms.
What is Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate is about the size of a walnut. Cancer forms when malignant cells form in the tissues of the prostate itself. Physicians perform screening tests for prostate cancer in men over the age of 50.
Prostate cancer symptoms can include:
- Weak or interrupted flow of urine
- Frequent urination (especially at night)
- Trouble urinating
- Pain or burning during urination
- Blood in the urine or semen
- A pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn't go away
- Painful ejaculation
These symptoms may also be unrelated to cancer. Only your physician can confirm the presence of cancer.