Overview

Overview

Cleveland Clinic medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, urologists, and other cancer specialists explore medical and surgical options to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient. Our doctors include fellowship-trained and internationally-recognized leaders in bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancer who are supported by an integrated team of experienced nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

The Urologic Cancer Program includes specialists from the Glickman Urologic and Kidney Institute, Taussig Cancer Institute, Pathology and Imaging. This collaborative approach allows us to focus our entire team’s expertise and energy on providing the best outcomes for our patients.

While there are many bladder, kidney, prostate and testis cancer treatment options, the experience of the cancer program is also important. Many treatment methods were pioneered at Cleveland Clinic, giving us one of the world’s most experienced teams in treating urologic cancer using surgical and non-surgical methods.

Surgeons from Cleveland Clinic’s Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute perform robotic and open procedures to treat urologic cancers, often in a multi-disciplinary team approach which may include medical oncology and/or radiation oncology, pathology, radiology, and anesthesia.

With a rich history of technical innovations, our specialists have transformed the management of these cancers using advanced surgical techniques such as open partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic/robotic partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy and venous thrombectomy for advanced kidney cancer, open/robotic radical prostatectomy and robotic radical cystectomy.  We have also been at the forefront of pioneering less-invasive treatment alternatives, where appropriate, for urologic cancers such as active surveillance, cryotherapy, focal therapy for localized prostate cancer, and percutaneous ablative procedures for small renal masses.

The Center has unique expertise in managing rare urologic cancers, such as cancers of the penis, urethra, adrenal gland, and genitourinary sarcomas, and salvage procedures for recurrent cancers of the bladder and prostate that have failed initial therapy with radiation or other treatments.

What We Treat

What We Treat

What is Open Partial Nephrectomy?

Conditions

Treatments and Procedures

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Doctors

Doctors

Support & Services

Support & Services

Patient Services

In addition to offering state of the art diagnostic techniques and urologic cancer treatment methods, our cancer specialists also offer an array of resources that can help patients cope with the demands of cancer. Patients are encouraged to take advantage of these resources to ease the burden of managing cancer.

Clinical Trials & Research

Clinical Trials & Research

An overview video provides an example of calculation of the values from the planar CT images.

Kidney Tumor Location Measurement Using the C Index Method

A downloadable Microsoft® Excel spreadsheet is available to enable clinicians to rapidly determine 'C index' values from the 'y', 'x' and 'd' values of planar CT images.

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research.

Clinical Trials

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center clinical trials offer patients important treatment options and access to the latest treatments and procedures resulting from cancer research.

Medical Professionals

Medical Professionals

Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center is committed to working with you to provide the best care for your patients. Our team is also dedicated to the training and education of medical professionals to advance cancer care and research.

Prostate Cancer Nutrition Program

Prostate Cancer Nutrition Program

Prostate Cancer Nutrition Program

What you eat can impact your prostate cancer and certain foods may influence cancer survival.
About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lives, according to the American Cancer Society. However, the simple act of eating the right foods can improve your chances of becoming a prostate cancer survivor.

Some foods fuel disease
Experts — backed by research — believe some foods can impact prostate cancer growth. Since sugary foods, red meat and dairy products are believed to provide fuel to cancer cells, prostate cancer patients are encouraged to modify their diet by:

  • Limiting red meat and eating it no more than two or three times per month.
  • Eating lots of fruits and vegetables.
  • Significantly limiting dairy and sugary foods.

Vitamins and supplements also play a role in prostate cancer
Including supplements and vitamins in your diet can also be beneficial.

  • Increase consumption of omega-3 fatty acids. Foods like salmon, chia seeds, sardines and flaxseeds are rich in omega-3s.
  • Decrease intake of omega-6 fatty acids. Foods like hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries and chicken wings are high in omega-6s.
  • Vitamin D also has shown to play a role in prostate cancer.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Cleveland Clinic Prostate Cancer Nutrition Program at 216.692.8900