Urologic Cancers

Expert Care for Urologic Cancers

At MarinHealth, we believe in a personal and holistic approach to cancer care. Our team will guide you through every stage of the cancer treatment process to provide for your physical, mental, and emotional needs. MarinHealth Medical Center is one of the few Bay Area hospitals offering minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostatectomy and cancers of the bladder, kidneys and adrenal glands. Urologists and other members of the care team participate in a multidisciplinary tumor board to discuss treatment plans for our urological cancer patients.

Adrenal Cancer
Benign (non-cancerous) tumors are commonly found in the adrenal glands, located above each kidney, but adrenal cancer is very rare. Our urologists can conduct the proper tests to determine if a mass is present. Treatment can include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or medications that impact the release of hormones.

Bladder Cancer
The bladder is the organ that stores urine. It is lined with layers of stretchy muscle tissue that allow it to shrink and expand as needed. It is in these layers of tissue that bladder cancer usually begins. Bladder cancer is very treatable in the early stages. There are many minimally invasive surgeries that can be used to remove a tumor on the bladder. Learn more about bladder cancer and treatment options.

Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer does not usually cause symptoms until it is fairly advanced. The choice of treatment for kidney cancer depends on the aggressiveness of the tumor, whether and how much the disease has spread, and the patient’s general health and lifestyle considerations. Surgery is considered the primary treatment for most kidney cancers as they are resistant to radiation and chemotherapy. Learn more about bladder cancer and treatment options.

Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin malignancy in men, affecting one in six American men at some point in their lifetime. With early diagnosis, when the cancer is confined to the prostate itself, men usually have a range of treatment options, including active surveillance, surgical removal of the prostate, or radiation, hormonal, or chemotherapy. Learn more about prostate cancer screening, staging, and treatment

Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15 to 34. With timely diagnosis, it is most often curable. Common treatments include surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.