About Urinary Cancer
At Calaway·Young Cancer Center, we treat a wide variety of cancers, including urinary cancer. This type of cancer affects the urinary tract system, which involves the bladder and kidneys. These organs are responsible for creating and storing urine, which is disposed of by the urethra (another part of the UT system). Urinary cancer affects both men and women and is considered one of the most common cancers in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, men are at higher risk for bladder and kidney cancer than women. Regardless of the case, our gifted cancer team is here to provide you with the utmost medical care at our state-of-the-art facility in Glenwood Springs, CO.
Types of Urinary Cancer
There are two main types of urinary tract cancers:
There are also many subtypes of bladder and kidney cancers, and our team is highly trained and experienced in treating these diseases through a multidisciplinary approach.
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Doctors are unsure of the exact cause of urinary cancer, but we do know it starts with a mutation of cells within the urinary tract system. When these cells divide and grow, it can develop into a malignant tumor. According to the American Cancer Society, about nine out of ten people are likely to be affected by bladder cancer over the age of 55. Advanced age is a contributing risk factor along with gender, race, infection, and one's overall health.
The most common signs and symptoms of urinary cancer include:
- Blood in urine
- Frequent urination
- Pain when urinating
- Lower back pain (not caused by injury)
- Pelvic pain
- Unexplained weight loss
Our cancer center offers a variety of different treatment options for men and women with urinary cancer. Common treatments include surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, and radiation. Treatments will vary from patient to patient and will rely on the type of UT cancer, size of the tumor(s), location, and stage. Our board-certified oncologists also coordinate with other medical specialists at Valley View Hospital to ensure you are getting the best treatment care possible.
At Calaway·Young Cancer Center, our cancer team is diversely trained and equipped to provide patients with accurate diagnosis and optimal treatment plans for their disease. You and your family can rest assured that you are in very capable hands. We take great pride in what we do and work diligently to provide service you can trust and depend on. If you or your loved one is in need of treatment, call our office today to schedule an appointment.