Genitourinary Cancer

At MaineHealth, our teams of cancer specialists evaluate and treat patients with cancers affecting the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicles and penis. We offer complete, safe and effective care for treating genitourinary cancer.

What is genitourinary cancer?

Genitourinary cancer also is called GU cancer. Genitourinary cancer affects organs in the male and female urinary tract and male reproductive system. One of the most common GU cancers in American men is prostate cancer.

Conditions can include:

Genitourinary Cancer Symptoms

Genitourinary Cancer Symptoms Vary By Cancer Type

Common symptoms may include:

  • Blood in the urine

  • Urine that looks darker than normal

  • Back pain that doesn’t go away

  • Painful urination

  • Frequent urination

  • Abdominal (stomach) pain

  • Weight loss or fatigue

Genitourinary Cancer Diagnosis

Tests for Genitourinary Cancer Include Biopsy, Scans

There are several different tests that screen for genitourinary cancers affecting the urinary tract, bladder, kidneys, prostate, testicle and penis. They can include:

  • Blood tests

  • Urinalysis

  • Digital rectal exam (prostate exam)

  • MRI

  • CAT scan

  • Ultrasound

  • Biopsy

Genitourinary Cancer Treatments

Offering Advanced Treatment Options for Genitourinary Cancer

Patients in the MaineHealth Cancer Care Network have access to the most advanced treatment options for genitourinary cancers. We partner with Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to give patients access to clinical research trials and new cancer-fighting drugs. Our complete array of genitourinary cancer treatments include:

  • Chemotherapy

  • Immunotherapy

  • Surgery, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery

  • Radiation therapy

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