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Dr Alexandre Peltier,
UROLOGICAL SURGEON

How we treat male urological and genital cancers

Urogenital cancers are tumours that develop in the urinary or genital system.

 The examinations needed to confirm and refine diagnosis of a urological cancer depend on the organ where the tumour has appeared.

  • For kidney cancer, an ultrasound, MRI or CT scan is carried out. A targeted, scan-guided biopsy may also be taken. If partial surgery or conservative treatment is planned, an angioscan is also carried out to identify the vascular network that supplies and drains the kidney.
  • In the case of bladder cancer, a vesical endoscopy is carried out, possibly with the prior injection of fluorescent substances that make it easier to see small-size or “in-situ” tumours.
  • For testicular cancer: following a clinical examination, a Doppler ultrasound test, a blood analysis to measure certain tumour markers and a medical imaging examination (MRI and/or PET scan) are carried out. Because of the risk of the cancer spreading, biopsies are rarely taken.
  • Cancer of the penis is rare, but on the increase as its development is associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV), the same virus responsible for cervical cancer in women. Penile cancer takes the form of an ulcerous lesion that fails to heal. Diagnosis can usually be confirmed by clinical examination.

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