Surgeon performing nano knife operation

Most cancers of the prostate are what we call multifocal. This means that the cancer involves several areas of the prostate and therefore requires therapy that treats the whole prostate or what is called whole gland therapy. Increasingly, there is evidence that there is a subgroup of patients who have prostate cancer where only a … Read more

testicular cancer Australian Urology Associates

Robotic partial nephrectomy for complex hilar tumours – technique and outcomes Robotic partial nephrectomy offers greater magnification, dexterity, and precision for resection of tumours with preservation of the kidney. Tumours at the renal hilum are the most challenging and traditionally have led to complete nephrectomy for cancer removal.

Brachytherapy Australian Urology Associates

Brachytherapy (meaning close-range therapy) is a treatment option for localised prostate cancer that is typically of low or intermediate grade. It is a form of radiation therapy whereby radioactive seeds, which are designed to kill prostate cancer cells over time, are implanted into the prostate. Using CT scanning, an assessment is first made taking into … Read more

Urologist performing a Robotic Prostatectomy

In urology, robotic surgery is most commonly employed to perform radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer. Other potential uses include radical cystectomy (removal of the urinary bladder) for bladder cancer and partial nephrectomy (removal of part of the kidney) for kidney cancer. What is robotic surgery? Robotic surgery is a form of laparoscopic surgery. It involves … Read more

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Australian Urology Associates

A biopsy of the prostate gland is usually required when there is a suspicion of prostate cancer. It involves taking multiple small samples of prostate tissue using a biopsy needle, which are then assessed microscopically by a pathologist. The prostate biopsy has traditionally been performed via the rectum (transrectal ultrasound-guided – TRUS – biopsy), because … Read more

testicular cancer Australian Urology Associates

Testicular (testis) cancer is the most common cancer in males aged 15-40, and with modern treatments has an excellent prognosis, with cure rates over 95% if detected early.  The most common reason for diagnosis is a lump within the testicle, usually firm and painless.  Nearly all testicular cancers are tumours of ‘germ cells’, which normally … Read more

bladder cancer Australian Urology Associates

Bladder cancer, the most common form of which is transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) or urothelial carcinoma, is a cancer of the inner lining of the bladder. It is responsible for approximately 3% of all malignancies diagnosed in Australia each year. At an early stage of growth it may not produce any noticeable signs or symptoms, … Read more

Melbourne Urologists AUA - Urological Cancers

Prostate cancer treatment and diagnosis Melbourne, VIC Australian Urology Associates provides comprehensive prostate cancer services to Melbourne and Victoria. Our dedicated and highly experienced team of urologists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Appointments are available at multiple locations throughout Melbourne and Victoria, and telehealth video consultations are also available for interstate … Read more

kidney cancer Australian Urology Associates

What is Kidney Cancer? The kidneys are essential organs that filter the blood, removing waste products through the urinary tract as urine. Like any other organ, the kidney can be affected by cancer. How common is Kidney Cancer? Kidney cancer accounts for around 3% of all cancers diagnosed in Australia each year. The commonest form … Read more