Urology Unit

Our Urology Unit is a world-leader in the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with urological cancers

We have a multidisciplinary team (MDT) of specialists who care for and agree the plan of treatment for each patient. The MDT includes consultant urological surgeons, radiologists, clinical and medical oncologists, and clinical nurse specialists. 

Our clinicians provide expertise spanning the entire disease pathway from diagnosis to aftercare and, as a result, patients benefit from the very latest in cancer treatment using state-of-the-art technology.

Treating prostate, kidney, bladder and testicular cancer, The Urology Unit leads nationally and internationally on all aspects of genetic predisposition, targeted screening, treatment and care, improving patient survival, quality of life, and their experience in living with and beyond cancer.

We work closely with our partners, The Institute of Cancer Research, to ensure that our patients benefit from access to the latest drug discoveries by taking part in clinical trials. As well as this our radiology team has expertise in MRI and PET imaging techniques which can be used to aid in diagnosis, definitive treatment, early identification of relapse and in monitoring response to drug treatments.

Common treatments for urological cancers can include surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The award-winning multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, Allied Health Professionals and other clinical and non-clinical staff are committed to providing the best possible treatment and delivering compassionate care with the patient at the centre.

A pre-habilitation programme is also in place to ensure patients are well-informed about their pathway, optimising their recovery by instilling good diet and exercise habits before treatment and empowering them to self-manage where appropriate.

We understand the impact that this cancer can have on men and as we treat the person rather than just their cancer, patients have access to a range of supportive services including specialist urology nursing input, acupuncture and psychosocial counselling to address survivorship needs.