Intermountain Cancer Centers offer a multidisciplinary approach to treating genitourinary cancers, or cancers related to the genital and urinary organs. Surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologists, geneticists, and social workers assist patients in choosing the most appropriate treatment for their prostate, kidney, adrenal, testis, and bladder cancers.
Treatments and Procedures
Urologists at Intermountain participate in research protocols offering advances in cancer care and provide minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic, robotic-assisted, and ablative treatments for urologic cancer. These techniques are applied to treatments such as: adrenalectomy to remove one or both of the adrenal glands, partial nephrectomy to remove a portion of the kidney, lymph node dissection (removal) for testicular cancer, cystectomy to remove the urinary bladder, prostatectomy to remove the prostate gland, and cryoablation (killing cancer with extreme cold) and radiofrequency ablation (killing cancer with the electrical current produced by a radio wave).
Surgeons at Intermountain work closely with patients to develop individualized treatment plans. These experts are committed to keeping up with and implementing cutting-edge technologies to improve surgical outcomes. Other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy, may be needed to completely remove the cancer.