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Urologic Cancers

Duke Regional Hospital has many services available to help you fight your cancer. Our multidisciplinary medical team of urologists, oncologists, interventional radiologists, radiation oncologists, and pathologists will create the best treatment plan just for you.

Our team includes specialists in the treatment of cancer of the

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer treatments available at Duke Regional Hospital include:

  • Radical prostatectomy: An operation to remove the prostate gland in its entirety. This operation is performed through open or laparoscopic surgery. This surgery may include removal of the lymph nodes.
  • Robotic radical prostatectomy: Minimally invasive, laparoscopic, radical prostatectomy performed with robotic assistance from the da Vinci Surgical System.
  • Brachytherapy: A form of radiotherapy where a radioactive source is placed inside or next to the area requiring treatment. This therapy may be done in combination with intensity modulated radiation therapy.
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy: External beam radiation. This therapy may be done in combination with brachytherapy.
  • Cryotherapy: A minimally invasive treatment that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue, including cancer cells.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer treatments available at Duke Regional Hospital include:

  • Radical nephrectomy: An operation to remove the kidney in its entirety. This operation is performed through open or laparoscopic surgery. Three different types of laparoscopic surgery are available -- laproscopic, hand-assisted laparoscopic, and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. This surgery may include removal of the lymph nodes.
  • Partial nephrectomy: An operation to remove a kidney tumor in its entirety while preserving the remaining kidney. This operation is performed through open or laparoscopic surgery.
  • Robotic-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy: Available in two different ways -- hand-assisted laparoscopic and robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Both are less invasive than open surgery. Robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, partial nephrectomy is the least invasive and has the least postoperative recovery time.
  • Cryotherapy: A minimally invasive treatment that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue, including cancer cells, while preserving the remainder of the kidney tissue. This surgery is usually done laparoscopically.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: Uses radiofrequency energy to heat and destroy diseased tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy tissue unharmed.

Bladder Cancer

Available treatments for bladder cancer at Duke Regional Hospital include:

  • Intravesical chemotherapy
  • Laser ablation
  • Transurethral resection (endoscopic removal of bladder tumors)
  • Radical cystectomy (complete removal of the bladder and lymph nodes)
  • Urinary diversion
    • Continent urinary diversion
    • Compete reconstruction of the bladder

Cancer of other areas including testicles, ureters, penis, or urethra can also be treated at Duke Regional Hospital through robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open surgical methods, depending on the individual.

Physicians

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