Diagnosis of Genitourinary Cancer

The tools and tests used to diagnose genitourinary cancer depend upon the type and location of the cancer suspected, as well as factors such as the patient’s medical history and overall health status.

The genitourinary cancer specialists at UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center use the most advanced diagnostic tools available. These include imaging, endoscopy, biopsy, and molecular tissue testing.

Imaging Studies

Specialists in genitourinary cancer imaging perform studies such as:

Additional Diagnostic Tests

We may recommend additional tests, including:

  • Endoscopy - the use of a thin, flexible tube (endoscope) to visualize parts of the urinary tract
  • Tissue (biopsies) and body-fluid samples, which are evaluated by UT Southwestern pathologists
  • Molecular tissue testing, used to determine tumor-specific genes, proteins, and other characteristics

Disease-Specific Tests

Learn how specific genitourinary cancers are diagnosed:

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To schedule an appointment with a genitourinary cancer specialist, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.