Urologic or urological cancers affect five main areas of the body: the bladder, prostate, testicles, kidneys and adrenal glands. These cancers are more common in men than in women, and mainly affect older people, although testicular cancer is more likely to affect men under the age of 40.
Ahead of an afternoon abc27 webchat, urologic cancer surgeons Dr. Jay Raman and Dr. Matthew Kaag of the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute educated viewers about urologic cancers.
The American Cancer Society estimates that over 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer are detected each year. For bladder cancer, ACS counts more than 69,000 new cases per year, meaning one in 26 men and one in 86 women will develop this cancer in their lifetime. As with other forms of cancer, the earlier a urological cancer is detected, the greater the chance of successful treatment and removing the cancer before it spreads.
The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute is holding free screenings on Monday, September 21 or Wednesday, September 23 from 5-8 pm at the University Physician Center, Suite 3100. Call 1-800-243-1455 for a screening appointment.