Male and Female Genitourinary Malignancies
Genitourinary cancers refer to cancers of the urinary system of men and women and the reproductive organs in men. Women also develop cancer in their reproductive organs, which are classified as gynecologic cancers.
Urinary cancers are diseases that form when abnormal cells grow in the prostate, bladder, kidney, adrenal gland, urethra, or other parts of the urinary tract system.
Signs and Symptoms Male and Female Genitourinary Malignancies –
The most common symptoms for this genitourinary cancer type are:
*Inability and difficulty starting urination
*Painful or burning urination
*Blood in urine or semen
*Area of back, hips, or upper thighs stiff and painful
*Pain in the testes or scrotum
*Scrotum has a heavy feel
*Lower belly or groin has dull pain or pressure
*Both or one of the testes has a lump or swelling
*Small, crusty bumps
*Open sore that doesn’t heal
*Swelling or skin change of the penis
Depending on the stage of the disease and other factors, treatment options can include one and possibly a combination of the following:
It is critical for a patient to first discuss all treatment options as well as possible side effects with the medical team.