Urinary Tract and Male Reproductive Cancers
Urinary tract and male reproductive cancers include cancers of the bladder, kidney (renal cell), penis, prostate, testis and ureter as well as extragonadal germ cell tumors and transitional cell cancer of the kidney and ureter.
The following are resources from the National Cancer Institute for those cancers:
- Bladder Cancer
- Extragonadal Germ Cell Tumor
- Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
- Penile Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Transitional Cell Cancer of the Kidney and Ureter
- Urethral Cancer
A separate section is devoted to testis cancer.
Resources and Support
Here are some helpful prostate and other urinary tract and male reproductive cancer-related resources, including support groups, printed and online information, and telephone hotlines.
- The American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) supports research; provides education to patients, the general public, and health professionals; and offers patient support services for those who have or may be at risk for a urologic disease or disorder. They provide information on such topics as prostate cancer treatment options, bladder health, and sexual function. They also offer prostate cancer support groups (Prostate Cancer Network).
- BCAN, the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, is a national organization dedicated to improving public awareness of bladder cancer, and increasing research directed towards thediagnosis, treatment and cure of the disease. Resources include a bladder cancer facts for the newly diagnosed, a glossary of bladder cancer terms, and easy-to-understand summaries of recent medical journal articles related to bladder cancer.
- The Kidney Cancer Association supports research, offers printed materials about the diagnosis and treatment of kidney cancer, sponsors support groups, and provides physician referral information.
- The Prostate Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization that offers printed resources for prostate cancer survivors and their families. It also provides funding for research projects to improve methods of diagnosing and treating prostate cancer.
- US TOO is a prostate cancer support group organization which aims to increase awareness of prostate cancer in the community, educate men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, offer support groups, and provide the latest information about treatment for this disease.
For additional cancer information, see the general cancer Support section of this Web site or call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER.