Your treatment plan will depend on the size, location, and diagnosis of your tumor, as well as your health and preferences.
Your surgeon may need to operate to remove tumors from your prostate, kidney, bladder, penis, or testicles. This intervention may be done using da Vinci robotic techniques or traditional open procedures.
Radiation oncology doctors use radiation treatments, also referred to as radiation therapy, to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors. The radiation energy injures or destroys cells in the target tissue, making it impossible for these cells to continue to grow and divide. Our physicians offer radiation therapy, which is delivered by a machine outside your body.
Your physician may choose chemotherapy as a part of your individualized treatment plan. Chemotherapy drugs work to kill tumor cells and can be taken orally in pill form or intravenously. The type of chemotherapy that is used is dependent on the type of cancer.
Chemotherapy can cause many side effects, including nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. These side effects can vary depending on the type and dose of drugs that are used. Other medications may be prescribed to help alleviate these symptoms.
Tests can be performed on your tumor cells to determine whether and what kind of chemotherapy would be helpful for you.