Genitourinary Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

At Jupiter Medical Center’s Genitourinary Oncology Program, you’ll find advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies combined with specialists who are leading experts in the detection and treatment of genitourinary cancers. Our entire team is passionate about providing the treatment options, information and support patients need. Because each patient is unique, your team will work to recommend the best course of treatment for you and your stage of cancer.

  • Genitourinary cancers include cancers that affects the:
  • Urinary tract
  • Bladder
  • Kidney
  • Prostate
  • Testicular and penile region

MRI/ultrasound Fusion Guided Prostate Biospy

Jupiter Medical Center offers MRI/ultrasound fusion guided biopsy for prostate cancer. This technology helps urologists precisely target the area of the prostate that needs to be biopsied. This approach allows our doctors to sample the exact site in the prostate where there is a concern for cancer. Studies show that MRI fusion guided biopsies help to target tumors that need treatment and reduce the number of repeat biopsies and allowing for earlier diagnosis and treatment.

PSMA PET-CT SCAN

The PSMA PET-CT scan is used to stage prostate cancer in patients who have had a positive biopsy and in patients who have had their prostate removed but now present with increasing levels of PSA (a prostate activity market) in their blood indicating that their cancer may have recurred.

PSMA stands for Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen and is a peptide (a very small protein) that is expressed on the surface of prostate cancer cells. In a PSMA PET-CT scan a molecule which specifically binds to this peptide is linked to a radioactive isotope. When this compound is injected it will bind to any cells in teh body which express PSMA on their surface. This assists physicians with accurate location and staging of either primary or recurrent prostate cancer allowing for more targeted therapy.

We Offer a Wide Array of Cancer Care Resources

No stone should be left unturned when fighting cancer care. At Jupiter Medical Center, we help patients stay focused on fighting the disease and enjoying a higher quality of life. With an entire team of oncology experts working together, we are able to address the side effects of cancer and its treatments while concentrating on treating the condition as a whole.

We provide our patients with numerous resources for GU Cancer:

  • A multidisciplinary team of physician experts collaborating on a treatment plan individualized to your specific cancer
  • MR Fusion Guided Prostate Biospy
  • Treatment options including minimally invasive and robotic surgery, Nanoknife® IRE ablation for prostate cancer
  • Radiation Therapy with the most advanced technology in the area including CyberKnife® M6™, Varian TrueBeam and High Dose Rate Brachytherapy for prostate cancer
  • Chemotherapy and infusion services
  • PET/CT advanced imaging technology that allows us to track the spread of cancer and evaluate the effectiveness of treatments
  • Patient navigation team, dedicated oncology social worker and dietitian
  • Oncology rehabilitation services including lymphedema specialists
  • Clinical trials that provide eligible patients with access to cutting-edge treatments
  • Cancer Wellness Program
  • Educational resources for patients and their families

Cancer is hard on patients and families, but you are not in this alone. We are dedicated to not only treating your cancer but meeting your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs as well so you enjoy a better quality of life.