Why choose us for uro oncology?
The Department of Urology works in close, seamless collaboration with the oncological team for the treatment of urological cancers. We offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for cancers of the kidney, bladder, penis, testicles and prostate. Our urological oncologists are highly trained and offer a variety of treatment options to offer long-term cancer care and management.
Our urology specialists
Dr. Shalabh Agrawal
Dr. Vinay Gaikwad
Dr. Jyoti Bhat
Dr Prof. Amit Javed
GI, Minimal Access and Bariatric surgery
About uro oncology
Uro oncology or urological oncology is the branch of medical science that deals with treating cancers of the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs. Uro oncology involves the risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis, management and palliative care of patients.
Uro oncology concerns cancers of the prostate, kidneys, bladder, penis and testicles.
The prostate gland is a small walnut-sized gland located beneath the bladder of a man. This gland is responsible for the production of seminal fluid that nourishes and transports the semen. Prostate cancer is the growth of cancer cells inside the prostate gland. It is the most common cancers among men.
Common signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include increased urge to urinate, blood in the urine, disrupted the flow of urine, new onset of erectile dysfunction and pain.
Depending upon the stage of cancer and other factors, prostate cancer treatment options include surgical removal of cancer, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and hormone therapy.
Bladder cancer is urological cancer that affects the cells that line inside the bladder. Bladder cancer mostly affects people elder than the age 50. This cancer can extend to the surrounding cells as well. Different types of bladder cancers are urothelial carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Common signs and symptoms of bladder cancer include frequent and painful urination, severe backache and presence of blood in the urine.
Bladder cancer is treated with a combination of therapeutic ways including transurethral resection, cystectomy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and immunotherapy.
Kidney cancer or renal cancer is one of the most common types of urological cancers. It is characterised by symptoms including blood in the urine, persistent lower back pain or pain at the side, lump or swelling. The exact cause behind kidney cancer is yet unknown, however, factors such as obesity, smoking, hypertension and family history of the disease can increase an individual’s chances of being affected by this cancer.
Kidney cancer treatment alternatives include surgical removal of the tumour, radiofrequency ablation, chemotherapy and more.
Penile cancer or cancer of the penis is a disease in which the cancer cells affect the tissues of the penis. It is rare cancer that mostly affects the skin or the foreskin of the penis. This type of cancer is mostly caused by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Common symptoms of penile cancer are an abnormal growth on the skin, soreness that does not heal within 4 weeks, skin rash, bleeding from the penis, a smelly discharge, thickening of the skin of the penis or foreskin, changes in the colour of the skin of your penis or foreskin and a lump in the groin.
Penile cancer treatment involves a range of options. Your cancer care team will offer one or a combination of these options that include surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy for penile cancer treatment.
The testicles are the male sexual glands responsible for producing sperm and testosterone hormone. Testicular cancer happens when cancer cells develop inside the tissues of the testicles. It is the most common type of urological cancer affecting younger men aged between 25-30 years.
Testicular cancer is characterised by symptoms like a lump or swelling in the scrotum, sudden accumulation of fluid in the scrotum, a sense of heaviness in the scrotum, a dull ache in the groin or lower abdomen, pain or discomfort and a shrinking testicle.
Testicular cancer treatment depends on factors like the stage of cancer, the severity of symptoms, patient’s age and overall health. It can be treated by alternatives including surgery, radiation therapy chemotherapy.
I visited the CK Birla Hospital for treatment of prostate cancer. I am very glad that I choose this hospital for my prostate cancer treatment. This is honestly one of the best prostate cancer treatment hospitals in India. I really like the approach taken by the clinical team. The whole team was very supportive and caring. They helped me extensively during my treatment and until I have recovered. I still visit the hospital for follow-up care and I received the same amount of warmth and help as I received during my initial consultations. Thanks to the team at the CK Birla Hospital that I am finally cancer-free. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
I would like to thank the team at uro oncology department at the CK Birla Hospital. They have the best uro oncologist in India. In fact, the whole cancer care team is amazing. They are compassionate, helpful, proactive, caring, very particular about their jobs and very very well trained. My treatment was made very smooth and nice because I had such a great team to look after me. Thankful from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
I developed cancer in the bladder nearly a year ago. But I did not have many shocking symptoms and hence the diagnosis got delayed. When I was diagnosed with the cancer, I truly felt very hopeless and depressed. I went to the CK Birla Hospital for treatment and the very first thing that I liked about the hospital was how well the team was. They were very empathetic and listened to my woes with genuine compassion. I felt very nice. They also guided me and gave me practical solutions to help out which made me more comfortable and less negative about my situation. The doctors are very smart and leaders in their field. Even when my cancer had progressed, they designed my care plan in a way that helped me instantly. I am very grateful to have come to the CK Birla Hospital for my treatment and I recommend it to others as well. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
5 warning signs of prostate cancer are a burning sensation during urination or ejaculation, increased urge to urinate (especially at night), difficulty in stopping or starting urination, sudden erectile dysfunction, presence of blood in urine or semen.
Kidney cancer cannot be cured. However, it can be treated with surgery and other treatment protocols such as targeted and immunotherapy.
There is no exact known cause behind kidney cancer. When the cancers in the kidneys mutate and grow abnormally, then it leads to kidney cancer.
No testicular cancer cannot be cured but it can be effectively and completely treated.