Stony Brook Medicine offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic, treatment and follow-up services for patients with urologic cancer, including expedited diagnosis and technologically advanced surgical, radiation and systemic therapies. For more information: Diagnosis & Treatment.
• MRI/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy for diagnosing Prostate Cancer
If your doctor believes you may have prostate cancer, based on the results of screening tests, you may be referred for a biopsy. Read More.
- Update on Surgical Treatments for Kidney Cancer. For more information, click here.
- New Approaches to Kidney Cancer. For adult kidney cancer treatment, the team provides robotic, laparoscopic and open surgeries, including radical and partial nephrectomy. Patients with advanced disease can receive treatment with new oral agents such as sunitinib, sorafenib, everolimus, temsirolimus and pazopanib that target vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. Patients with kidney insufficiency may have "nephron sparing" surgery (partial kidney removal) to preserve kidney function. For more information click here.
- Leading-Edge Treatment for Bladder Cancer. Bladder cancer treatments include total local surgical resection, bladder preservation using chemotherapy and radiation, and local resection with placement of chemotherapeutic agents into the bladder. Some patients may be candidates for creation of a new continent bladder made from the intestine that allows full restitution of urinary function (Indiana Pouch, orthotopic neobladder). Robotic-assisted surgery may also be an option for appropriate candidates who require total removal of the bladder (cystectomy). During diagnostic cystoscopic surgeries, the team uses leading-edge optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology to help diagnose and stage bladder cancers earlier. A new bladder - called a neobladder - can be constructed from a part of the intestine and connected to the urethra.
- Prostate Cancer Management. As a leader in the management of prostate cancer, Stony Brook offers robotic-assisted, laparoscopic or open surgery; 3-D conformal radiation therapy with external beam and/or radiation seed implants; cryotherapy; hormonal therapy; and investigational therapies.
- Prostate Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Center. To help men on Long Island, Stony Brook University Cancer Center has opened the Prostate Cancer Diagnostic and Treatment Center. The Center offers a full spectrum of care, including advanced diagnostics and treatment from a multidisciplinary team of experts, for patients with prostate cancer.
- Treatment for Testicular Cancer. There is good news for those diagnosed with testicular cancer. Because of recent improvements in diagnostic tests and treatment options, the majority of men can expect to survive the disease. Stony Brook's Urology Oncology team performs a comprehensive physical examination, takes blood tests and conducts pathology tests to determine the type of tumor. Imaging tests help make an accurate determination of the stage of the tumor. The team may recommend surgery alone, which can cure many early-stage testicular tumors. For advanced testicular cancer, Stony Brook surgeons are experienced in nerve-sparing techniques to remove lymph nodes. Our medical oncologists provide effective chemotherapy regimens for the most aggressive testicular cancers.
Our exceptional clinical support services contribute to coordinated care. These include Nutrition Services, Palliative Care/Survivorship & Support and Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation, Therapeutic Yoga. For more information, see Patient Support.