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Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment

Cancer Treatment services offered in Bellingham and Mount Vernon, WA

To prevent complications that can occur from urological cancers like kidney and prostate cancer, Bellingham Urology Group provides comprehensive cancer treatment services in-office for adults and children. The skilled urologists use advanced technologies to diagnose cancer in the earliest stages. They also offer robotic surgery services to remove cancerous tissues and prevent cancer from worsening. Call the office in Mount Vernon or Bellingham, Washington, to schedule a cancer treatment consultation or book an appointment online today. 

What cancer treatments are available?

The providers at Bellingham Urology Group specialize in treating several types of urological cancers in men, women, and children, including:

Kidney cancer

Your kidneys are bean-shaped organs that clean toxins and waste from your urine.

Cancer can form in the cells of the kidneys, especially if you have a family history of the disease, if you smoke, or have other types of cancer.

Bladder cancer

Bladder cancer forms in the bladder, the hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine before it leaves your body.

Cancer often begins in the cells that line your bladder and can spread to other areas of your body.

Prostate cancer

The male prostate makes fluid that forms part of semen. Cancer often starts in the cells that make and release mucus and other fluids.

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer for men in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.

When would I need cancer treatment?

Because many types of urological cancers don’t cause symptoms until the disease advances, you should schedule routine screenings if you have cancer risk factors. The Bellingham Urology Group providers can recommend screenings based on your medical history and existing health.

You should also schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the providers if you experience warning signs of cancer, such as:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Difficulties urinating
  • Pain with urination
  • Weak urine stream
  • Blood in the urine

Urological cancers can also cause painful ejaculation, blood in the semen, and erectile dysfunction in men.

Bellingham Urology Group uses lab tests and diagnostic imaging technologies to identify cancerous cells or tumors in the bladder, prostate, or kidneys. They can also perform a biopsy for further testing.

Based on your test results, the providers customize a care plan to treat your cancer and prevent it from spreading.

What’s involved in cancer treatment?

Treatment for urological cancers depends on how advanced the cancer is and your overall health. Typically, surgery is required to remove cancerous tissue and stop cancer cells from spreading elsewhere.

Bellingham Urology Group offers robotic surgery to remove cancerous tissue. The surgeons use a computer console to control a set of robotic arms to ensure high accuracy.

You might also need follow-up treatments like chemotherapy or radiation therapy to destroy any remaining cancer cells.

Call the Bellingham Urology Group office near you to learn more about the available cancer treatments, or book an appointment online today.