Urology Center Of Idaho

Urology Center of Idaho
208.233.3355
500 S 11th Ave # 301

Pocatello, ID 83201

         
 

Much of Urology concern itself with cancers of the urogenital tract. At the Urology Center of Idaho we treat any of these conditions.

Prostate cancer is the most frequently encountered cancer of the American male. Detecting, counseling, and treating this disease is one of the specialties of the Urology Center of Idaho.

Bladder cancer occurs when the lining of the bladder, the ureters, or the inside of the kidneys develops a tumor. This is very treatable when discovered early. Early symptoms are blood seen in the urine, or urgency of urination. Such symptoms are best worked up by a Urologist.

Testicular cancer is rare. It is unique in who is affected. Mostly adolescents and young adult males will contract this disease.

It is also unique in its curability. Because of intense medical research in the last 3 decades, more than 95 of men who are diagnosed with testicular cancer can be cured.

Early detection is key in testicular cancer, and this is why self-examination plays a very important role.

Blood In The Urine: Bladder Cancer

There are two systems of the body which rids us of toxic substances: The liver and the kidneys. Over the ages, the kidneys and their filtering system have learned to deal with the challenges posed to them.

However, modern ages have put new challenges on the urinary tract: Chemistry has put new and so-far unknown substances into the mix of things our body has to deal with. Smoking tobacco, which in ancient times was limited to a small group of shamans has been taken on by a large part of the population during much of the last century.

If the lining of the urogenital tract is not prepared for these challenges it may develop tumors, most often in the bladder.

The only symptom of early bladder cancer seems very harmless. There is no pain or sickness, and there may not be any symptom at all. Sometimes, though, there may be a trace of blood in the urine. Typically, this occurs without any other symptoms.

This is why any blood in the urine, or “hematuria” in the absence of other symptoms needs to be worked up. Bladder cancer is a possible cause, and this needs to be ruled out.

Bladder cancer is very curable if caught early. A simple, minimally invasive procedure removing the cancer using the normal urethral opening is usually enough to cure this disease.

When not caught early, however, the cancer may move into the deeper tissues of the bladder or even beyond. In that case no cure may be possible. If it is, it involves the surgical removal of the entire bladder which is mayor surgery carrying significant risk.

Therefore anybody who has seen even a trace of blood in the urine should seek medical attention immediately.

 
 

Urology Center of Idaho
500 S 11th Ave # 301
Pocatello, ID 83201
208.233.3355

 
 
         

Urology Center of Idaho
500 S 11th Ave Ste. 301,
Pocatello, ID 83201
208.233.3355

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