At Lankenau Medical Center, we understand that genitourinary cancer –
any cancer of the urinary tract or male genital tract – is personal.
That’s why the Genitourinary Cancer Program offers each patient an
individualized approach when it comes to the detection, treatment and
follow-up care of this cancer.
Lankenau’s experienced genitourinary team provides services for patients
with all types of cancers that have affected the urinary tract or male
genital tract, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer,
testicular cancer, penile cancer, non-malignant tumors of the urinary
tract and male reproductive system, and Von Hippel Lindau disease (VHL).
When it comes to genitourinary cancers, early detection is critical for
a successful outcome. The Genitourinary Cancer Program is designed to
help our team reach an accurate and timely diagnosis. We offer the
latest technology and expertise in the screening and detection of
genitourinary cancers, including:
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and
urinary PCA3 testing
The genitourinary cancer team at Lankenau Medical Center is dedicated to
providing every patient with personalized care. Each plan is customized
so that patients receive the most-advanced, least-invasive treatments
with the fewest side effects. As often as possible, our team
strives to preserve healthy tissue while destroying the cancer at its
point of origin and any cancer that has spread.
Treatment options at Lankenau include:
Minimally invasive surgery with the da Vinci ®
System – a computer-enhanced surgical robot
that allows surgeons to perform surgery with greater
Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
– the most significant breakthrough in external beam
radiation therapy, this is a computer-based, 3-D
radiation planning and delivery system that precisely
targets cancerous tumors
for prostate cancer that reduces treatment time from
seven weeks to one
Low-dose-rate brachytherapy – the
delivery of a radioactive “seed” directly into the
prostate through special needles
Radiofrequency ablation of kidney tumors
When considering treatments, our team will find the one that works for
you. Age, overall health, size and location of the tumor, extent of the
disease, and your tolerance for specific treatments are all important
factors in determining an individualized and accurate treatment plan.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.