Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Within the body, cells normally grow in an orderly fashion. But when they grow uncontrollably, they can form a growth or tumor, a mass of abnormal or cancerous cells. Cancer cells are dangerous because they can destroy the normal cells around them.
A cancerous growth of cells may be limited to one place. Or the cancer can spread, invading and destroying the cells of other organs and body parts. This is called “metastatic cancer.” “Metastasize” means to spread; cancer that has “metastasized” has spread to other parts of the body. The more aggressive the cancer, the further and faster it spreads.
Cancer can develop in any organ of the urinary system and the male reproductive system. As with other forms of cancer, the earlier a urological cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment, that is, removing it before it becomes aggressive and spreads.
Further, not all abnormal masses of cells are cancerous. A biopsy (removing a small sample of tissue so the cells can be examined with a microscope) will determine if a tumor is cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign).
That’s why it’s important to know the symptoms of urological cancer and see your doctor as soon as possible if you have any of them. Of course, most symptoms have several possible causes. Only a medical/Urologic examination can determine if the actual cause is cancer or another condition.
The physicians at the Michigan Institute of Urology diagnose and treat the following:
· Adrenal Cancer
· Bladder Cancer
· Kidney Cancer
· Penile Cancer
· Prostate Cancer
· Urethral Cancer
· Testicular Cancer