This field is devoted to the diagnosis and treatments of tumors of urinary systems. Most importantly taking care of patients with prostate cancer, kidney, testicular and bladder cancer. Physicians that are trained in this field are called uro-oncologists.
It is essential to have the training in all three fields of surgery: open, laparoscopy, and robotic prostatectomy surgery. Different cases might require different skills. In order to be a leader in robotic prostatectomy surgery, one has to be have the experience of open surgery and laparoscopy beforehand.
The four disease process that it is involved on urologic oncology are as follows:
Thousands of men and women are diagnosed each year with cancer of the prostate, bladder or kidney, as well as testicular cancer. New breakthroughs in cancer care, experimental treatment options, and ongoing research into the causes and potential cures of urologic malignancies spell new hope for patients from all walks of life.