Types of Urologic Cancer

Urologic cancers are cancers of the:

There are four main types of urologic cancers:

  • Bladder cancer grows mainly in the lining of the bladder. It affects nearly 71,000 men and women in the United States each year.
  • Renal (kidney) cancer affects more than 49,000 men and women in the U.S. each year. This cancer can be within the kidney itself. Or, more rarely, it can affect the part of the kidney that connects to the bladder (renal pelvis cancer).
  • Testicular cancer grows within the testes. It affects less than 1 percent of men. Doctors diagnose about 8,400 men per year.
  • Urethral cancer forms in the urethra — the tube that conducts urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. In men, the urethra travels through the penis and also carries semen. Urethral cancer is rare. Men are more at risk than women.

Penile cancer is another, very rare type of urologic cancer. It affects the penis, which is part of the male urinary system.

Experts in Treating All Types of Urologic Cancers

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center specializes in detecting and treating all types of urologic cancers.

We offer the latest treatments for urologic cancers, with a full range of services tailored for you and your unique needs.

We also offer breakthrough urologic cancer treatments through clinical trials, some of which you may not find elsewhere.

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