Cancers Treated in Urologic Oncology
At Cedars-Sinai, we're dedicated to eradicating cancer and delivering compassionate clinical care. Our Urologic Oncology Program offers patients emerging therapies to treat multiple urologic cancers.
Penile cancer occurs when malignant cancer cells develop in the tissues of the penis. The majority of penile cancers develop as a type of skin cancer, which can be cured when detected early. The most common early symptom of penile cancer is a change in the skin of the penis, especially in the head (glans) or foreskin.
Prostate cancer affects the prostate, which is a gland approximately the size of a walnut located just below the bladder in men. It plays a role in urine control for men and promotes proper sexual function by contributing fluid to the ejaculate. Prostate cancer is treatable if diagnosed early.
Testicles (also called testes or gonads) are part of the male sex glands located under the penis. Germ cells, located within the testicles, produce immature sperm that remains stored in the testes until it is ejaculated. Testicular cancer has a very high cure rate when detected early.