Urologic cancers are some of the most common types of cancers today. In fact, the American Cancer Society® states that:
- About 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- Bladder cancer accounts for about 7% of all new cancers in the U.S.
- Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Overall, the lifetime risk for developing kidney cancer is about 1 in 63.
- About 1 in every 263 males will develop testicular cancer at some point during his life.
There are several types of cancer that fall under the umbrella of urologic cancer: