GU Cancers

South Jersey Urology Consultants

Christopher Lee, MD, FACS

Urologist located in Vineland, NJ

Genitourinary (GU) cancers affect your urinary system. These types of cancers can range in severity, but they all require the immediate attention of an experienced doctor. At South Jersey Urology Consultants in Vineland, New Jersey, Dr. Christopher Lee and his team of medical experts have extensive experience treating these cancers and use the newest state-of-the-art treatments for the best level of care possible. If GU cancers run in your family or you’re currently struggling with a GU cancer, call to schedule your consultation or book it online.

GU Cancers Q & A

What are GU cancers?

Genitourinary cancer refers to a series of cancers that affect the urinary tract system. These include the bladder and kidneys, but also include testicular and prostate cancer.

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What are the symptoms of GU cancers?

While GU cancers are a collection of cancers affecting the urinary tract and thus have differing symptoms, there are a few shared symptoms. Blood in your urine is often a telltale sign of a GU cancer. Other common shared symptoms include:

  • Persistent back pain
  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

 

If you experience a combination of any of these symptoms, you should seek a medical diagnosis as soon as possible.

How are GU cancers treated?

South Jersey Urology Consultants specializes in treating bladder and kidney cancers, and have extensive experience in a wide variety of treatment options for each. Here are just a few of the treatment options available:

Minimally invasive surgery

Dr. Lee performs these minimally invasive procedures in-house. Included are bladder reconstruction, bipolar TURP, and laparoscopic procedures.

Biological therapies

For some cases of bladder cancer, Dr. Lee might provide Bacillus Calmette-Guerin therapy or adjuvant intravesical therapies. These treatments use biological methods of treating your cancer, typically by taking advantage of your natural immune system to attack cancer cells.

Robotic surgeries

Both bladder and kidney cancers benefit greatly from the enhanced precision and gentler touch offered by robotic-assisted surgeries. Dr. Lee is well trained in their use and is able to remove tumors or other problem areas while sparing healthy tissue.

Minimally invasive treatments

Genitourinary cancers greatly benefit from the assortment of cutting-edge laparoscopic procedures available for cancer treatment. Through laparoscopic means, Dr. Lee can provide targeted cryotherapies, bladder reconstruction, bipolar TURP, or even perform partial kidney removal without the need for traumatic open surgery.

If you want to hear more about the host of life-saving treatment options available for GU cancers at South Jersey Urology Consultants, Dr. Lee is ready to help. Call to schedule your consultation or book online.