Urological Oncology Specialist

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates

Urologists located in Tarzana, CA & West Hills, CA

Cancer is insidious, capable of affecting any part of your body, including your urinary tract. In fact, urological cancer is common. At San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, the team of experts includes specialists in urological oncology. These physicians diagnose and treat urological cancer. To schedule a urological oncology appointment, call the office in West Hills or Tarzana, California, today or book your appointment online.

Urological Oncology Q&A

What is urological oncology?

Urological oncology specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer that affects the urinary tract and male reproductive organs.

Cancer is the rapid, uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells. It can affect any part of your body, including the organs that make up your urinary system (kidneys, bladder, urethra) and the male reproductive organs (prostate, testicles, penis).

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates has provided expert urological care to patients living in and around the San Fernando Valley for 25 years. The team includes physicians who specialize in urological oncology.

What does urological oncology treat?

Urological oncology treats any kind of malignancy that affects the urinary tract or male productive organs. This includes:

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States. Though rates of diagnosis of bladder cancer are increasing, treatments are improving. An early diagnosis can improve your chances of making a full recovery.

Blood in the urine — hematuria — is one of the most common early symptoms of bladder cancer.

Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer might not cause symptoms, but tumors can be found incidentally during an evaluation for an unrelated problem. 

The team at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates recommends routine screening for those at risk of kidney cancer, including people with tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic condition that causes noncancerous tumors.

Urethral cancer

Urethral cancer develops in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder out of your body. This is a rare cancer.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. When found early, you can fully recover from prostate cancer.

Penile and testicular cancer

Penile and testicular cancer are rare forms of cancer in men.

What urological oncology treatments are available?

San Fernando Valley Urological Associates offers many urological oncology treatments. The treatment you need will depend on what kind of urological cancer you have. 

Urological cancer treatments include:

  • Urological cancer screening
  • Preventive care (nutrition, finasteride to lower risk of prostate cancer)
  • Intravesical therapy for bladder cancer
  • Cystectomy, urinary diversion for bladder cancer
  • Radiation therapy for prostate cancer
  • Prostatectomy for prostate cancer

Surgery is the primary treatment for urological cancer. Surgery is followed by chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunotherapy.

Urological cancer is common. To schedule a consultation with the experts at San Fernando Valley Urological Associates, call the office today or book an appointment online.