Ohio State provides nationally ranked expertise for the treatment of urologic cancers.
Patients with a genitourinary cancer (cancer related to the reproductive or urinary system) are cared for by experts at one of the nation’s best hospitals - Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital.
Ohio State is a world leader in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted surgery.
Radiation oncologists at Ohio State provide advanced, precision treatment for genitourinary cancers, including treatments such as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) and brachytherapy.
Ohio State patients have access to numerous clinical trials. Some of these trials seek to prevent and reduce the risk of prostate cancer and other genitourinary cancers. Ohio State is part of the largest national prostate cancer prevention trial to date. Learn more about clinical trials.
Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials
If you’re eligible for a bladder cancer clinical trial, Cheryl Lee, MD, encourages you to consider it as a positive treatment option. As a urologic oncologist, Dr. Lee has focused on trials aimed at improving surgery readiness, recovery and quality of life. Ohio State offers over a dozen clinical trials for various stages of bladder cancer, and these novel treatments provide patients the potential for better outcomes.
Bladder Cancer Symptoms, Risk Factors and Prevention
Most people know little about bladder cancer, even though there are more than a half million people in the U.S. with the disease. Cheryl Lee, MD, a urologic oncologist at Ohio State, explains that one of the earliest signs of bladder cancer is blood in the urine. Although this may also be an indication of other conditions, it's important to always follow up with your physician if you do have blood in your urine because early detection is your best chance for a cure.
Bladder Cancer Treatment and Success
Bladder cancer is a challenging, complicated disease, which is why Cheryl Lee, MD, a urologic oncologist and Chair of the Department of Urology at Ohio State, wants to be a champion for more research and improved treatment. Although early diagnosis is key, she explains that the majority of patients with bladder cancer can be cured.
Choosing Ohio State for Bladder Cancer Treatment
Cheryl Lee, MD, a urologic oncologist and Chair of the Department of Urology explains the advantages of bladder cancer care at Ohio State. Our team of skilled physicians and surgeons provide innovative treatment in a patient-centered environment to ensure the best care possible.
How to Choose a Qualified Urologic Oncologist
If you’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer, consider seeking specialized care from a urologic oncologist. Cheryl Lee, MD, who is a urologic oncologist herself at Ohio State, recommends considering a physician’s years of experience treating bladder cancer, as well as number of surgeries performed.
What Women Should Know about Bladder Cancer
Although more common in men, women can also get bladder cancer. As Cheryl Lee, MD, a urologic oncologist at Ohio State, explains, blood in urine should always be investigated as a possible symptom of bladder cancer. Early diagnosis is key to a successful cure.