Genitourinary Oncology Program Our Services
Patients of the Genitourinary Oncology Program have access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment options available. Supportive care is also available through the CompleteLife Program whose staff compassionately support and educate our patients by tending to the emotional, mental, social, and spiritual needs of our patients.
Genitourinary cancer diagnosis may be aided by one or more of the following tools:
An individualized treatment plan is made based on the most current treatment recommendations and the needs of the patient. In all cases, treatment is focused on eliminating the cancer while preserving normal function.
The department leads the way as the dominant center in the Midwest for urologic laparoscopic surgery, including minimally invasive prostate cancer surgery. With the assistance of the da Vinci Surgical Robotic System, our surgeons are able to perform prostate cancer surgery through small, keyhole-sized incisions. This new approach means less pain and faster recovery times for the patient.
When appropriate, therapeutic options for genitourinary cancer can include one or more of the following:
Options for bladder replacement and other continent urinary diversion, which enables a patient to urinate at his or her own discretion without the use of any appliance or collecting device, may be pursued if the cancer or treatment does interfere with the normal function of the bladder.
IU Simon Cancer Center patients have access to all standard treatment therapies and, for those who qualify, state of the science clinical trials for care options not yet available elsewhere. Information is also available about ongoing clinical studies elsewhere in the United States.