Urologic Oncology Program
The St. Joseph Hospital Urologic Oncology Program takes a multidisciplinary
approach to the treatment and management of prostate, bladder, kidney
and testis cancer. By combining the best efforts of our highly skilled
and compassionate robotic surgeons, radiation therapists, medical oncologists,
pathologists, nursing and research staff, patients receive a comprehensive
and state-of-the-art approach to their care. With the shift in cancer
care from inpatient to the outpatient setting, navigating the components
of care is more challenging than ever.
Thus, the St. Joseph Hospital Urologic Oncology Program offers the following
services and specialists to help prostate cancer patients on their journey:
- Active surveillance
- Bi-monthly Urologic Oncology Cancer Conference - The multidisciplinary
team meets regularly in a tumor board format to discuss each case and
how best to treat in accordance with the National Cancer Center Institute
(NCCN) guidelines as well as the individual needs of the cancer patient
and their family.
- Community Education Lectures/Support Groups
- Cryotherapy, also known as cryosurgery or cryo
- Hormonal Therapy - Also known as androgen deprivation therapy (ADT)
- IMRT with IGRT technology
- Medical Oncologists
- Nurse Navigator: The ability to decide between treatment options, scheduling
appointments, securing referrals and dealing with psychosocial issues
can be a very overwhelming process. The Urologic Oncology Program Nurse
Navigator at St. Joseph Hospital guides patients through their continuum
of care and offers valuable support, guidance and education during and
after their treatments.
- Radiation Oncologists
- More than 500 robotic prostatectomies have been performed at St. Joseph
Hospital using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
- Urinary Incontinence Therapy: Our Physical Rehabilitation team offers therapy
to assist men with urinary incontinence following treatment for prostate
cancer. Biofeedback is utilized during the therapy sessions.
Through the above services, "best practices" are implemented
in the community hospital setting. Superior outcomes are achieved by providing
the patient with care that is comprehensive, evidence-based and individualized.
Preoperative Robotic Prostatectomy and Radiation Treatment Class
1st Monday of every month from 3 - 4 p.m.
This free class provides preoperative education to patients and their families
prior to surgery for prostatectomy. Patients undergoing radiation treatment
for prostate disease will also be supported, as management and rehabilitation
needs are very similar.
to register call 714-734-6261