Dealing with a urology cancer can be crushing. You may not feel in control of your disease and have worries about your treatments. The truth is, most urologic cancers are highly treatable when caught early. That’s why self exams and regular appointments are so important. Dr. Bankhead has done extensive study and practice in the treatment of cancers and urologic disease. Below you’ll find links to some of the specific cancers we treat:
When we talk about urology cancer, most people automatically think about the most common urology cancer: prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men in the United States, particularly for men older than 50. Risk factors include:
• Being Over 65
• Family History
• Genome Changes
• Abnormal Cells
• High-Grade Prostatic IntraEpithelial Neoplasia (PIN)
Bladder cancer develops in one of the four layers of the bladder, the organ that stores urine before it passes out of the body. About 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, and it is the fourth most common cancer diagnosed in men.
Transitional cell (urothelial)carcinomas make up more than 90 percent of bladder cancer cases. Tumors are either papillary or flat carcinomas.
Other, very rare types of cancer that can develop in the bladder are:
- Squamous cell carcinoma
- Small-cell carcinoma
Early treatment is key to recovery. Give us a call or send us an email to find a solution that fits your lifestyle.