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Genitourinary cancer includes cancers that involve the reproductive and urinary system, such as:

  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder cancer
  • Kidney cancer
  • Testicular cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in men in the United States, but treatment may be determined by a urologist based on the severity of the disease. In the United States, there are an estimated 72,570 new cases of bladder cancer each year, affecting mostly older men and women.

An experienced urologist can help with both diagnosis and treatment of these forms of cancer.

Cancer Care Centers

Battling cancer is a multistep journey that may require many visits. During treatment, you need to devote your energy to getting healthy, not getting to the next appointment. That’s why treatment and support services at Northwestern Medicine are conveniently located throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, so you can get quick access to all the expertise and support you need, close to home.

Genitourinary Cancer Care in Downtown Chicago

The Northwestern Medicine Urology Program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital offers comprehensive urologic care for sensitive conditions.

Genitourinary Cancer Care in the Northern Suburbs

At Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, a diagnosis of cancer is met with a wide range of state-of-the-art treatment options.

Genitourinary Cancer Care in the Western Suburbs

When you're facing prostate, kidney or bladder cancer, you and your family can take comfort in knowing that the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Warrenville and Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center Delnor are close to home.


Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

Patients with cancers of the prostate, bladder, kidney, testis, and related organs are evaluated and managed with emphasis on an integrated, multidisciplinary and stage-specific approach. All of the team members are recognized leaders in their field of expertise, and all potential therapeutic options are considered and discussed with each patient, including:

  • Observation (no active treatment
  • Surgical excision
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy

Management options are discussed each week at our urologic oncology patient management conference, allowing for additional critical input and crystallization of the treatment plan.

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Cancer Support Services

Northwestern Medicine offers a multidisciplinary approach to cancer care that includes support services to help nurture and sustain you and your family throughout your cancer journey.

Looking for a Cancer Second Opinion?

It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.