Cancers of the urinary system are extremely common in both men and women. Bladder cancer occurs in both men and women and is very common among smokers and even former smokers. Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers in men. When managed appropriately, prostate cancer patients can expect to live long and healthy lives. Testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor in young men. Testicular cancers occur in men in their teens and 20s and has a second peak of occurence in men in the 50s. Testicular cancer is easy to diagnose and when done so in a timely fashion and treated appropriately, testicular cancer is almost always curable. Most men with testicular cancer are in their reproductuve years, so fertility and sexual sparing therapies are very important in these patients. As a male fertility center of excellence, we are very much aware of these life-style issues and will strive to make sure they are treated along with the cancers.
At SchoorUrology, screening decisions are based on evidence based medicine, best practice guidelines, and informed consent discussions. Like many things in medicine--and life--there is no one-sized-fits-all approach. For example, in our prostate cancer screening patients, we use computational modeling that can predict the actual odds that your biopsy will be positive before you undergo the prostate biopsy. This way, you can truly make an informed consent decision that is best for you.
At SchoorUrology, we are always striving to improve and advance our knowledge and skills for the benefit of our patients.
If you have any questions, want to become a patient, or simply want an honest second opinion, contact us.