How to address the different urological tumors?

Written by: Dr. Xavier González Farré
Published: | Updated: 28/10/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Urologic tumors are tumors that affect the kidneys, ureters, bladder and even the gonadal.

In Medical Oncology , you can not determine what kind of tumor is the most harmful, because depending on the body they affect and extension, we can determine the degree of aggressiveness.

Until about 10 years ago, kidney cancer did not have a very effective treatment but with the emergence of small molecules has definitely changed his answer and prognosis. The remaining tumors are sensitive to chemotherapy treatments normally.

Kidney Cancer

Symptoms of urological tumors

Bleeding in the urine is one of the main symptoms that indicate a urological tumor exists, although it is very difficult to find a major symptom in these tumors. Other symptoms that may also occur are pain, weight loss or dysuria. In some cases, when the lung is committed, dyspnea.


Treatment of urological tumors

As in most cancers, the first and primary treatment must be surgery, if it can be done.

The use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy also have an important role in bladder cancer. Even to be in some cases treating definitive rate.

Remarkably, kidney cancer is completely different from other types of tumors. In this case, they targeted therapies such as sunitinib, pazopanib other in different processing lines are used. Presenting a wonderful response to immunotherapy treatments, a therapy that is constantly growing in modern oncology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xavier González Farré
Medical Oncology

Dr. González Farré is a renowned specialist in Medical Oncology. She has extensive training in different fields of the specialty, being an expert in breast cancer and urological tumors. In addition, Dr. Gonzalez is a principal investigator in numerous clinical trials of breast cancer and other tumors. It works closely with the Oncology Laboratory to offer a molecular diagnosis and personalized treatments according to the genetic characteristics of each patient. He is currently clinical coordinator of Oncology at the Hospital General de Catalunya.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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