Conditions

Cancer

Our Department of Urology team diagnoses and treats a full spectrum of urological disorders, from kidney stones to difficulty urinating to infertility, as well as complex conditions like cancer.

Our team approach to diagnosis and treatment is designed to ensure that you receive comprehensive, seamless and coordinated care focused on your individual needs.

This team approach allows us to offer the highest quality of care for the management of the following conditions:

Have questions? Need an appointment? Call us at 718-920-4531 (adults) or 718-920-7497 (children) to get the care you need.

ADRENAL CANCER

Adrenal cancer is a rare kind of cancer that occurs in both men and women, in which a tumor or mass is present on the adrenal gland. Most adrenal tumors are benign, but can lead to significant health problems due to their ability to cause hormone imbalance. The adrenal gland is located on top of the kidney, and tumors can be removed using minimally-invasive robotic surgical techniques. Adrenal cancer removal is one of the special surgical procedures offered by our urologists.

BLADDER CANCER

Bladder cancer affects three times as many men as women. Bladder tumors occur in two basic forms: noninvasive and invasive. As the names suggest, noninvasive tumors are generally not life-threatening, but can cause problems as they grow due to bleeding and blockage of the urinary system. Invasive cancers are dangerous and can spread. For this reason, invasive tumors are often treated using a combination of therapies, such as chemotherapy and surgery or radiation. Our facilities offer blue light (also known as Cysview®), which is a unique and effective way of detecting bladder cancer.

KIDNEY CANCER

Kidney cancer occurs in about 25,000 Americans every year. Most kidney cancers are now found by accident when patients get computed tomography (CT) or other types of imaging scans for unrelated reasons. Most of the tumors are small, and some can even be observed over time without requiring any procedures. Other tumors can be removed using minimally-invasive surgery or treated with special forms of energy designed to destroy the tumor while preserving the surrounding normal kidney tissue.

PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is a common disease in men, but doctors’ views on how to treat prostate cancer and who should be treated have changed dramatically in the past five years. Although some patients benefit from surgical removal of or radiation therapy to the prostate gland, others may benefit from less invasive therapies. Depending on their age and other health concerns, certain patients may not require treatment at all. Our doctors specialize in discussing all of the available options for patients with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

TESTICULAR CANCER

Cancer of the testicle is a very rare disease in the United States, affecting fewer than 7,500 men annually. However, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men between the ages of 20 and 40 years. Testicular cancer is curable in more than 97 percent of men diagnosed with the disease. Correct diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment are the keys to a successful outcome for patients with this problem.

PENILE CANCER

Cancer of the penis starts in the organ’s skin. Although a rare cancer in the United States, it is a common problem in many other countries. The majority of penile cancer patients have a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma. The most common treatment involves surgery as well as chemotherapy in some cases. While the following symptoms aren’t necessarily caused by penile cancer, you should see your doctor right away if you experience:

  • Thickening of skin and/or color change
  • A lump on the penis
  • Small, crusty bumps
  • Abnormal growths
  • Discharge under foreskin