Urologic cancer

Urologic cancers affect organs in the urinary and reproductive systems, including the bladder, kidneys, testicles, and prostate. UCHealth specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions. UCHealth provides comprehensive care—including screening tests and second opinion consultations at locations across the Front Range.

Urologic cancer: learn more

Five-year urinary bladder cancer survival rates

Chart comparing all stages Urinary bladder Cancer UCHealth 43.8% survival rate to Colorado state average of 46.1%

Chart comparing stage 1 Urinary bladder Cancer UCHealth 62.4% survival rate to Colorado state average of 65.9%

Chart comparing stage 2 Urinary bladder Cancer UCHealth 46.4% survival rate to Colorado state average of 41.1%

 

Chart comparing stage 3 Urinary bladder Cancer UCHealth 40.5% survival rate to Colorado state average of 41.8%

Chart comparing stage 4 Urinary bladder Cancer UCHealth 15.6% survival rate to Colorado state average of 11.7%

 

Number of Patients Diagnosed – UCHealth 379 – State of Colorado – 1,165
Number of Patients Surviving – UCHealth 166 – State of Colorado – 537
*n<30, 5 Year Survival – (Date of diagnosis 1/1/2010–12/31/2014)


Five-year kidney and renal pelvis cancer survival rates

Chart comparing all stages Kidney and renal pelvis Cancer UCHealth 71.4% survival rate to Colorado state average of 67.9%

Chart comparing stage 1 Kidney and renal pelvis Cancer UCHealth 87.5% survival rate to Colorado state average of 84.7%

Chart comparing stage 2 Kidney and renal pelvis Cancer UCHealth 76.4% survival rate to Colorado state average of 79.1%

 

Chart comparing stage 3 Kidney and renal pelvis Cancer UCHealth 69.7% survival rate to Colorado state average of 67.0%

Chart comparing stage 4 Kidney and renal pelvis Cancer UCHealth 20.3% survival rate to Colorado state average of 10.1%

 

Number of Patients Diagnosed – UCHealth 693 – State of Colorado – 2,870
Number of Patients Surviving – UCHealth 495 – State of Colorado – 1,949
*n<30, 5 Year Survival – (Date of diagnosis 1/1/2010–12/31/2014)


Five-year gallbladder cancer survival rates

Chart comparing all stages Gallbladder Cancer UCHealth 18.3% survival rate to Colorado state average of 12.8%

Number of Patients Diagnosed – UCHealth 54 – State of Colorado – 206
Number of Patients Surviving – UCHealth 10 – State of Colorado – 26
*n<30, 5 Year Survival – (Date of diagnosis 1/1/2010–12/31/2014)

Five-year other biliary cancer survival rates

Chart comparing all stages Other biliary Cancer UCHealth 23.1% survival rate to Colorado state average of 14.6%

Number of Patients Diagnosed – UCHealth 120 – State of Colorado – 332
Number of Patients Surviving – UCHealth 28 – State of Colorado – 48
*n<30, 5 Year Survival – (Date of diagnosis 1/1/2010–12/31/2014)

Team-based and family-focused care

At UCHealth facilities across Colorado, a multidisciplinary team of doctors and support professionals collaborates to develop the best plan of care for you, and they stay with you from your initial appointment through treatment and aftercare.

You receive doctor-managed care that emphasizes wellness and healing for you as a whole person. Our complementary and integrative medicine specialists may incorporate options such as massage therapy, acupuncture, and exercise consultation into your treatment. Your expert medical team members may include urologists, medical and radiation oncologists, nurse practitioners and nutritionists.

Precision treatment with da Vinci® robotic-assisted surgery

When you choose UCHealth, you gain access to surgeons skilled in the precision technology of robotic-assisted surgery with the da Vinci® Si system. This advanced technology enables our highly experienced physicians to perform minimally invasive procedures for urologic conditions using smaller incisions, more detailed images inside the body, and precise control of the instruments. For many patients, this means a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.