Genitourinary cancers are those that impact the genital and urinary organs or functions. This includes cancers of the kidney, bladder, prostate, penis, testicles, and urethra. Some of these conditions are rare — such as testicular cancer — however, others are more common. For instance, prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in men. Kidney cancer is also among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women.
Whatever condition you’re facing, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center can offer you the most advanced care, as well as an expert team of oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, and radiologists. Our physicians are more than just cancer specialists, but specialists in just your type of cancer. That means you get individualized, compassionate care designed for your exact condition.
Conditions and Treatments
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. Sylvester is one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay — MRI-guided radiation therapy. And, our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). This leads to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.
The only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. The likelihood of surviving cancer five years after treatment from a Dedicated Cancer Center is 17 percent higher than at other hospitals.
Multidisciplinary care teams with nationally recognized expertise. Your care team is made up of experts in your exact type of cancer, and every single aspect of it.
First provider in Florida to provide Nanoknife® radiosurgery for previously inoperable tumors. We offer more options for difficult tumors. Performed under general anesthesia, our procedure produces very little pain, requires only a brief hospital stay (usually overnight) and causes fewer side effects.
Our genitourinary specialists see the most cases of urethral cancer in South Florida. We offer improved outcomes and access to the most options for care.
One of the most experienced teams in the U.S. in nerve-sparing bladder cancer removal. You work with a team that has advanced expertise, so you are far less likely to have side effects due to nerve damage in the abdominal region.