Diagnosing, Treating, and Screening for Prostate and Bladder Cancers

Dr. Michael Williams, of Bon Secours Urology Specialists, discuss the ways in which urologists help diagnose and treat patients with bladder and prostate cancer.

According to Dr. Williams, early diagnosis is crucial in the diagnosis of bladder and prostate cancer. When a patient is diagnosed with a urologic cancer of this type, a urologist sit down with patients to review their treatment options. With both bladder and prostate cancer in general, there are a variety of treatments available, including surgery and radiation or even chemotherapy.

Treatment options depend a lot on the extent and speed of the cancer growth.  For instance, bladder cancer is a life-long condition that can recur, but new tumors can often be treated successfully if they are caught early. So it’s very important to have regular checkups after your treatment is done.

Dr. Michael Williams is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, the Society of Urologic Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Clinical Urologists, and the American Urological Association. Prior to joining Bon Secours Urology Specialists, Dr. Williams served as a clinical specialist in the Department of Urology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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