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Urologic oncologist

Urologic oncologists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of urinary system tumors. The treatment of neoplasms, both benign and malignant, involves not only surgery but also specific therapies prescribed by an oncologist based on the particulars of a clinical case. The doctor assesses the patient’s medical condition, determines whether the patient is a candidate for surgery, and decides on the most effective treatment strategy. The experienced urologists and oncologists who work at the GMS surgery center are familiar with all methods of treating oncourological diseases.

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With what symptoms should a patient contact an urologic oncologist

According to medical statistics, approximately 4% of cancer patients suffer from urinary tract tumors. Malignant tumors often affect the bladder, prostate, kidneys and ureters; less often they appear in the urethra. Tumors develop fairly quickly, so do not postpone a visit to the doctor if you experience the following symptoms:

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  • Retention of urine;
  • Blood in the urine;
  • Painful, frequent, or difficult urination;
  • Change in urine volume;
  • Feeling of constant fullness in the bladder;
  • Urinary incontinence (leakage of urine);
  • Weight loss for no apparent reason;
  • Lack of appetite, general weakness;
  • Increase in size of the inguinal lymph nodes;
  • Prolonged increase in body temperature with an unknown cause;
  • Discomfort in the lower abdomen, groin and lumbar region.

Since such symptoms are characteristic not only of developing tumors, but also of many other urological pathologies, only a specialist can make the correct diagnosis after a comprehensive examination of the patient. Early-stage oncological conditions respond well to treatment, unlike advanced forms, and therefore timely diagnosis is the key to successful treatment and a long, active life.

What does the specialist treat

Urologic oncologists specialize in the treatment of the following pathological conditions of the urinary system:

The treatment plan is devised according to each individual patient's diagnosis, the severity and stage of the disease, the intensity of the symptoms, and the extent of the affected area. Today’s urologic oncologists have an wide range of effective methods and technologies to quickly diagnose and successfully treat urological tumors. Even if full-fledged surgical intervention cannot be performed, there are ways to destroy tumors that do not require general anesthesia or abdominal incisions, for example radio frequency ablation.

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Preparation, diagnosis

To confirm or clarify the diagnosis, a comprehensive examination is performed, including:

  • Urethrocystoscopy
  • Ultrasound of the urinary tract
  • Ultrasound doppler sonography
  • Radiography
  • Intravenous urography and cystography
  • CT scan, MRI
  • Biopsy
  • Uroflowmetry
  • Blood, urine, sperm, urogenital blood tests
  • Tumor marker tests
  • Immunological tests
  • Screening research

Thanks to our own modern laboratory, which is equipped with advanced, high-tech equipment, all diagnostic procedures can be performed within one or two days.

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Your initial consultation with a urologic oncologist

Consultations with an urologist-oncologist begin with the patient’s medical history. The doctor will ask about specific complaints, examine the history of the disease, and ask about the patient’s past and present diseases, allergic reactions, and lifestyle. Then he or she will examine the patient and order laboratory tests and further instrumental examinations.

After obtaining the results, the specialist will select the most effective treatment plan for the specific clinical case. Therapeutic strategies are always devised on an individual basis. The doctor will answer any questions the patient may have regarding the characteristics of the disease and treatment methods, and provide necessary recommendations about treatment, diet and medical procedures.

What operations are performed by the specialist

Urologic oncologists at GMS Hospital, together with surgeons, radiologists, chemotherapists and other specialists select the optimal treatment approach, which will include both surgical and non-surgical procedures. GMS performs the whole range of oncourological operations:

The treatment plan also includes latest generation anti-tumor drugs and radiation therapy.

What to expect after your consultation with a urologic oncologist

Based on the results of the examinations and tests the doctor will determine a course of treatment. Since the main step in the treatment of any malignant tumor is its surgical excision, the task of the specialist is to explore the options for performing the operation, determine the extent of the intervention, and properly prepare the patient for surgery. The doctor will conduct all necessary preoperative measures and procedures and will provide medical support to the patient in the postoperative period. After the operation, the patient will remain in the hospital for some time.

The urologic oncologist will also design an optimal rehabilitation program, for both inpatient and outpatient treatment, and will decide on a course of further treatment (radiation, chemotherapy). Sign up any time for a consultation with a urologic oncologist at GMS Hospital, online or by phone.

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