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Genitourinary Cancer

Early detection of cancer-causing cells is essential to improving chances for recovery. That's why the genitourinary cancer team at the UK Markey Cancer Center offers comprehensive screening programs to detect kidney, prostate, testicular and bladder cancers in their early stages. The team includes expert urologists, medical oncologists and radiation therapists who work closely with pathologists to provide coordinated patient care.

Markey has provided state-of-the-art cancer care for more than 20 years, and we are proud to be the only cancer center in Kentucky designated by the National Cancer Institute. In August 2017, Markey was designated as one of the Top 50 Cancer Centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. In 2020, Markey rose to the No. 29 ranked cancer center in the nation.

Specialties: Special expertise among our faculty allows prostate and bladder cancers to be treated with organ preservation. Younger men with prostate cancer may prefer nerve-preserving prostate surgery, which has a high likelihood of urinary continence and sexual function.