What are prostate and urological cancers?

The Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps provides comprehensive care for prostate cancer and various genitourinary (jeh-nih-toh-YOOR-ih-nayr-ee) cancers. These include bladder, kidney, testicular, and penile cancer. Some of these can only affect men, as they are cancers of the male reproductive system, but men are also more likely than women to develop kidney and bladder cancer. Other risk factors include age and smoking cigarettes.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation recommends that men begin regular screenings at the age of 50, or sooner if they have other risk factors.

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Some common signs of these cancers include blood in the urine and pain in the abdomen or genitals. However, anything out of the ordinary in terms of urination habits, sexual activity, or appearance should be reported to your doctor.

Innovative prostate and urological cancer treatment at Phelps

Our expert doctors, surgeons, and other team members will work together to create a unique treatment plan for you. Cancer care is not one-size-fits-all and our specialists will be with you every step of the way, using the most advanced therapies available to help you beat cancer.

Some of the advanced treatments provided at the Northwell Health Cancer Institute include:

  • Minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery
  • Highly precise radiation therapy techniques, such as stereotactic radiation therapy and intensity modulated radiation therapy
  • Focal therapy with cryotherapy, HDR brachytherapy, laser ablation, and cryoablation
  • Innovative chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and genetic testing
  • Stem cell transplantation program
  • Prostate embolization
  • Comprehensive support services
At the Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps, we assemble a team of experts including urologists, medical oncologists, and interventional radiologists to create a unique cancer treatment plan for you.

We will make every effort to provide convenient and local treatment options, so you can focus on getting well. Our doctors use a collaborative approach, and will always consult with the most qualified specialists both inside and outside of the Phelps system, including urologists and interventional radiologists.

As a part of the Northwell Health system, we have access to a network of research laboratories and hospitals performing cutting-edge cancer trials. For more information, please talk to your doctor.

Your oncologist will explain all of your treatment options and create a plan for your specific needs and goals. You’ll work closely with a dedicated team of specialists in medical oncology, surgical oncology, and radiation oncology who will collaborate to ensure seamless coordination of your care.

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As a testament to our quality of care, we have been designated as a Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer.

Focused on the future of cancer care
Northwell Health has one of the largest cancer programs in the New York metro area.
The Northwell Health Cancer Institute at Phelps offers an extensive support program for cancer patients and their families to help coordinate care and other community resources
We’re here to support you on every step of your journey

We know that every patient’s cancer diagnosis and journey is unique. We offer a variety of coordinated support services right here at Phelps Hospital. Our support program includes oncology nurse navigators, oncology nutritionists, social workers, and others who are dedicated to coordinating your care and ensuring your needs are met. Our unique hospitality team will make sure you have a comfortable stay while you’re with us.

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