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urological cancer

urological cancer

Urological cancer refers to cancers that occur in the urinary system and male reproductive organs including prostate, testicle, bladder, kidney and penis.

At Restore Urology, our specialist surgeons help with men’s urological cancers in several ways. Firstly, we provide screening for prostate cancer through Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing and physical examination. If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, we can provide counselling and education on the various treatment options available, including active surveillance, surgery, radiation therapy and hormone therapy.

In addition to prostate cancer, we can diagnose and treat other urological cancers that affect men, including testicular cancer and penile cancer.

For these cancers, we may perform surgeries such as radical orchiectomy or penectomy, as well as provide counselling and education on the various treatment options available.

restore urology can help

A cancer diagnosis can be very confronting and overwhelming.

However, our decades of experience managing and treating urological cancers mean that we can efficiently and effectively diagnose, treat and manage men’s urological cancers, providing personalised care and support to help each of our patients achieve the best possible outcome.

We can diagnose, treat and manage men’s urological cancers, providing personalised care and support to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian males. The prostate gland is a small gland in the male reproductive system which contributes to the ejaculate fluid. Cancers in this location are usually slow-growing and may not cause symptoms in the early stages.

Symptoms overall are uncommon, but may include difficulty urinating, weak urine flow, blood in the urine or semen, or discomfort in the pelvic area. Those at increased risk include those with a family history of prostate or breast cancer.

If you have any of the above symptoms or suspect you may be at risk of prostate cancer, at Restore Urology, we offer the following:

psa testing and discussion

If there is concern for prostate cancer, a combination of tests may be recommended to confirm the diagnosis and stage the disease. Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) testing is often used as a first step. PSA testing is a simple blood test that measures the levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. It is used to screen for prostate cancer in men. If the PSA results are concerning, additional imaging tests such as MRI, or PSMA-PET may be used to get a better look at the prostate and any suspicious areas. These tests can help to determine the extent of the cancer and guide treatment decisions, which can be discussed with our experienced urological surgeons.

prostate cancer treatment counselling

If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer, treatment counselling is an important step in understanding your treatment options. As experienced urologists, we can provide you with detailed information about the different treatment options available, including surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy and active surveillance. We’ll work with you to create a personalised treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

transperineal prostate biopsy

A transperineal prostate biopsy is a simple procedure used to take small biopsies from the prostate gland for examination under a microscope. It is typically performed under general anaesthesia and involves using a small needle to collect tissue samples from the prostate through the skin between the scrotum and anus. This procedure may be recommended if other tests, such as a PSA test or imaging, suggest the presence of prostate cancer. We will work to make this procedure as comfortable as possible for you and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your health.

other urological cancers

penile cancer

Penile cancer is a rare cancer that can occur in the tissues of the penis. It can present as a lump or ulcer on the penis and may cause pain, discharge, or bleeding. Risk factors for penile cancer include a tight foreskin, chronic inflammation, prior herpes virus infection, smoking or a weakened immune system. Any lesion which is not settling down or growing should be reviewed urgently by a doctor.

testicular cancer

Testicular cancer the most common solid cancer in young Australian males. Symptoms may include a lump in the testicle, swelling or a feeling of heaviness in the scrotum. If detected early, it is one of the most curable forms of cancer.

Regular screening and early detection of urological cancers may improve the chances of successful treatment and survival.

These cancers can be treated through various methods, including surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Treatment options depend on the stage and type of cancer, as well as the individual’s overall health and preferences.

We support patients of all ages who experience cancer and our priority is to optimise your health and wellbeing with tailored treatments, consideration and care. It’s important to talk to a urologist if you have any concerns about cancers or any other urological issues.