Urological Associates provides screening and treatment services for malignancies of the urinary tract, including kidney, bladder, prostate, and testicular cancer.
It’s important to understand that not all cancers are created equally. Because of this, we are proud to offer personalized, high-quality cancer treatments locally.
Our physicians specialize in the comprehensive treatment of urological cancers using the most advanced technology available. We work in conjunction with local medical oncologists to bring cutting edge treatments home to the Quad Cities.
Our cancer team is led by providers committed to delivering the highest quality cancer care in a compassionate and caring environment.
Types of Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men, and the second most common cancer cause of death. Living with cancer is a unique journey, so we approach each case on an individual basis to develop personalized treatment. Our goal is to help you evaluate the variety of options as you move through this difficult process. We work in conjunction with local radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and physical therapists to best guide your treatment and recovery. This collaboration allows us to offer the most advanced technology close to home.
If minimally invasive robotic surgery is your selected course of treatment, we are able to provide an expert team of surgeons with advanced training and a large volume of experience. The Quad Cities region is unique in having this level of expertise readily available.
Advanced Prostate Cancer
Advanced Prostate Cancer occurs when cancer spreads from the prostate to other parts of the body or becomes “metastatic”. Treatment of metastatic prostate cancer is an area of medicine that is rapidly evolving. Our team of experts is dedicated to keeping up-to-date with the emerging treatments and recommendations to ensure our patients get optimal care. We currently provide Provenge immunotherapy and Xofigo infusions, as well as dispense a variety of oncolytic medications in the first ACHC-accredited Urologic In-Office Dispensary in the country (https://www.achc.org).
Each patient’s treatment plan is personalized, including support for navigating the financial aspects of obtaining the recommended treatment. We can also assist patients and their families in finding ancillary resources for the nutritional and emotional side effects that often accompany cancer treatment.
The treatment of kidney cancer depends on multiple factors, including the type and stage of your cancer. We individualize your treatment options based your specific cancer. Cancers localized to the kidney are typically treated with surgery. We exhaust all efforts to preserve as much kidney function as possible. Our team of experts will treat your kidney cancer with precision and care typically using minimally invasive robotic surgery for your treatment. Our robotic team provides an expertise gained from performing a large volume of robotic surgeries each year.
If your cancer has moved outside the kidney and become metastatic, we may choose to treat your tumor with surgery, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these treatments. In the setting of metastatic disease, we collaborate with local medical oncologists to bring cutting-edge treatments to the Quad Cities.
Bladder cancer is the 6th most common cancer in the US. The presentation of bladder cancer can vary widely. Our highly skilled team of providers will work with you to make the diagnosis. Following diagnosis, appropriate treatment options will be discussed. The majority of bladder cancers are non-muscle invasive (superficial). After the tumor is initially removed, observation or intravesical (in the bladder only) immunotherapy or chemotherapy will be discussed. Should the tumor extend deeper into the muscle, typically chemotherapy and major surgery is required. Our team will guide you to the best possible treatments in a compassionate and caring manner.
Testicular cancer often occurs in young men. It is not as common as other urologic cancers. It is estimated that 8,000 to 10,000 men will develop testicular cancer each year. Fortunately, the cure rate is excellent (greater than 95 percent for all men with testicular cancer). Typical treatment begins with surgery. Additional therapy is dependent on what type of cancer you have and whether or not it has metastasized (spread) to other areas in your body. In combination with medical oncology, the majority of testicular cancers can be treated locally in the Quad Cities.