Open Accessibility Menu
Hide
Urologic Cancers

Urologic Cancers

Urologic cancers, although relatively rare, affect important organs in the male urinary tract
and reproductive system, including the adrenal glands, bladder, penis, prostate, testicles
and ureters or urethra.

Urologic Cancer Care at OU Health

For expert diagnosis and treatment of all urologic cancers, choose the OU Health urologic
oncology specialists in Oklahoma City and other convenient locations across the state.
You can rely on their extensive experience and skill to deliver the best possible outcomes
for your specific situation.

At OU Health, fellowship-trained surgeons perform more urologic cancer procedures and
offer more types of treatment than anywhere else in the region. That means you can get
the comprehensive urologic oncology care you need close to home.

Request an Appointment

Request an appointment with specialists in urology and urologic cancers at
OU Health in Oklahoma City, Edmond or other convenient locations across the state.

Call (405) 271-4088

Adrenal Cancer

The adrenal glands create hormones that help balance several bodily processes, including
blood pressure control, how your body gets energy from food and how it reacts to stress.
Learn more about adrenal cancer through the OU Health online library.

At OU Health, you benefit from the only adrenal cancer team in the region that involves
endocrinology specialists to help manage this hormone-based condition. Your treatment
options for adrenal cancer also may include advanced, minimally invasive robotic-assisted
procedures that use small incisions, which create less scarring and lead to faster recovery.

Bladder Cancer

As part of the body’s urinary system that handles liquid waste, the bladder temporarily
stores urine before it leaves the body. Learn more about bladder cancer through the OU
Health online library.

Explore the expert services and treatments for bladder cancer you’ll find at OU Health
Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Penile Cancer

This form of cancer, very rare in the United States, often starts in skin cells of the penis.
Learn more about penile cancer through the OU Health online library.

Your treatment options for penile cancer at OU Health may include advanced, minimally
invasive robotic-assisted procedures such as inguinal lymph node dissection. This
precision process uses only small incisions to remove lymph nodes in the groin, which
spares surrounding tissues and reduces negative effects on bodily functions. That means
much less scarring and faster recovery for you.

Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland contributes to the male reproductive system. As men age, the prostate
enlarges and may develop abnormal growths or tumors. Learn more about prostate cancer through the OU Health online library.

Explore the expert services and treatments for prostate cancer you’ll find at OU Health
Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Testicular Cancer

One of the most curable forms of cancer, cancer of the testicles often starts within the cells
of these reproductive organs. Learn more about testicular cancer through the OU Health
online library.

Take advantage of onco-fertility options related to testicular cancer – available only at OU
Health – including sperm banking and other men’s health support, such as testosterone
replacement therapy.

Your oncology care team may recommend robotic-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node
dissection (RPLND) at OU Health, one of fewer than 15 sites in the nation where you’ll find
this minimally invasive procedure. The few tiny incisions involved in this surgical technique
help reduce scarring and speed up your recovery.

Explore more expert services and treatments for testicular cancer you’ll find at OU Health
Stephenson Cancer Center in Oklahoma City.

Ureteral or Urethral Cancers

As part of the male urinary tract, two ureters transport urine from the kidneys to the
bladder. Then, the tube-shaped urethra carries urine from the bladder out of the body
through the penis. Learn more about urethral cancer with the OU Health online library.
For ureteral cancer, your treatment options at OU Health may include minimally invasive
procedures such as Gelmyto®, a chemotherapy solution available in Oklahoma only at OU
Health. An injection of this medical gel into the kidneys allows the drug to treat the cancer
by slowly draining through the ureters.

For urethral cancer, you can take advantage of minimally invasive approaches that involve
smaller incisions, less scarring and faster recovery while also helping preserve normal
anatomy.

Advanced Cancer Treatments for Faster Recovery

At OU Health, you’ll find a wide range of advanced care and treatment options for urologic
cancers, including some available at only a few other locations in the United States.

Minimally Invasive, Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Many urologic cancers respond well to the latest treatments, such as minimally invasive,
robotic-assisted surgery that uses significantly smaller incisions than traditional open
procedures. For your care, the fellowship-trained surgeons on your OU Health team apply
their years of focused experience with these innovative surgical techniques, which means
you typically experience less scarring, lower risk of infection and faster recovery.

Clinical Trials Offer Early Access to Innovative Treatments

At OU Health, you also gain access to thousands of clinical trials through our National
Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center and the ongoing
scientific research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. When you
choose to participate in a clinical trial, you may receive new treatments not available
anywhere else. Clinical trials in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, drug therapy, and surgical techniques may uncover options that can be tailored to your specific situation.

Multidisciplinary Team-Based Cancer Care

No matter which type of urologic cancer you or your loved one may face, you and your
primary care doctor can take advantage of the OU Health multidisciplinary team-based
approach to urologic cancer care. You benefit from extensive consultation with our
numerous Tumor Board members, who collaborate in a detailed review of your specific
situation.

You’ll work with highly experienced, fellowship-trained experts and a variety of specialists
at OU Health urology services and OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center to develop an
accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment plan to address your particular
condition.

man and girl painting a wall
Explore Supportive Care services for your cancer journey Learn More
Find out how you may qualify to enroll in a cancer clinical trial Learn More
diabetes
Find out if you’re at risk for diabetes Learn More
See what our commitment to ending diabetes in this century means for you Learn More
Locations Offering These Services View All