What is a urologic oncologist?

A urologic oncologist is a medical doctor who specializes in cancers of the genitourinary system, which includes both the reproductive organs and the urinary system. Examples of cancers that a urologic oncologist might treat include:
  • prostate cancer
  • bladder cancer
  • testicular cancer
  • kidney cancer
  • penile cancer
  • urethral cancer
At some medical institutions, urologic oncologists work as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes radiation oncologists, medical oncologists and surgical oncologists. Urologic oncologists may be board certified by the American Board of Urology, which requires a minimum of 5 years of post-medical school training, including 4 years in a clinical urology program.

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