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Prostate and Genitourinary Cancers

Rely on Reston Hospital Center to provide comprehensive care for prostate and genitourinary cancers.

Prostate Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The prostate, a walnut-size gland of the male reproductive system, sits below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds part of the urethra and helps produce semen and nourish sperm.

The part of the prostate surrounding the urethra may continue to grow, which can lead to a benign condition known as prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), enlargement of the prostate or to prostate cancer. In its early stages, prostate cancer often displays no symptoms. But as it progresses, you may notice discomfort or other changes in urination.

For men age 50 and older, screening tests are the most effective way to detect prostate cancer. Tests include the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test, a digital rectal exam (DRE) by your doctor or the minimally invasive transrectal ultrasound imaging procedure.

Genitourinary Cancer

Cancers of organs in the genitourinary system include:

  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Testicular
  • Urethral

Some symptoms of these cancers may resemble other health conditions and can be difficult to detect in early stages. Discuss your concerns with your physician for accurate diagnosis and a timely plan of specific treatment.

Your First Choice for Care of Prostate & Genitourinary Cancers

At Reston Hospital, we treat your prostate or genitourinary cancer by gathering a team of our medical experts to review your particular situation. Our multispecialty team delivers individual attention to your care by creating a plan for treatment, recovery and follow-up focused precisely on your needs.

Cancer Education Resources

You'll also benefit from our cancer education resources, nutritional counseling, referral for genetic information and the emotional care provided by our variety of support groups, including the American Cancer Society's Man to Man program.

Advanced Treatment Technology

Prostate and genitourinary cancers can be treated with surgery, chemotherapy/biotherapy/infusion and radiation therapy. At Reston Hospital, your options include chemotherapy, minimally invasive procedures using da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery, image-guided or intensity modulated external-beam radiation therapy (IGRT/IMRT) and prostate brachytherapy (internal radiation) using radioactive seed implants. You benefit from these advanced treatment tools through:

  • Less pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Lower risk of infection
  • Smaller incisions and less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Quicker recovery and return to normal activity

When you choose Reston Hospital Center, you know you're in the most capable and qualified hands for cancer care.

Learn more about prostate cancer in our online Health Library.