Thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with cancer of the prostate, bladder or kidney, as well as testicular and penile cancer. New breakthroughs in cancer care, experimental treatment options, and ongoing research into the causes and potential cures of urologic malignancies spell new hope for patients from all walks of life.
At Fortis hospital, we bring together a multidisciplinary team of scientists and physicians to develop leading-edge therapies for the treatment of all these cancers. Disciplines include urologic oncology, medical oncology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, pathology and specialized nursing work as a part of one cohesive unit with an aim to get to you the best care under one roof.
Kidney cancer is common but remains a challenging disease. Patient usually presents with flank pain and hematuria. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment although advanced disease may need treatment by radiation, chemotherapy or immune-threrapy.
In surgery attempts are made to make the surgery comfortable to the patient by resorting to laparoscopy (key hole surgery) instead of open operation. Attempts are also made to salvage portion of the kidney by doing partial nephrectomy.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in men and usually begins without symptoms. The chances of surviving prostate cancer are greatly improved with early detection and treatment. At Fortis, we offer the entire spectrum of treatment options including, but not limited to, nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic prostatectomy, brachytherapy, and active surveillance, as well as offering Prostate Biopsy using Ultrasound guidance to diagnose prostate cancer.
Bladder cancers present with blood in urine may be with clots. Patients may also have burning in urine, pain while passing urine with increased frequency of urine. Bladder cancers are more common in smokers. Early detection and timely treatment is the crux for successful management.
At Fortis, we offer removal of bladder tumors by holmium laser. We also have facilities for radical surgery, Radiation, chemotherapy. Regular follow-ups can be done by flexible cystoscopies. Wherever indicated intravesical therapy by BCG or chemotherapeutic drugs can be done.
Testicular Cancer is usually a disease of young men who present with painless scrotal swelling. This disease needs multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and focused management. We offer personalized care that includes the latest testicular cancer treatments in surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Sadly, penile cancer is still common in India. Patient would present with large growths or ulcers on the penis. Again, this disease needs multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and focused management with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.