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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Polsky Urologic Cancer Institute
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Bladder Health Optimization

Patients with genitourinary malignancies may experience urinary issues following cancer treatment. These conditions include incontinence, frequency, urgency and incomplete bladder emptying. Incontinence risk increases among patients with prostate and bladder cancers and is a common side effect following surgery for prostate or bladder cancer.

The Department of Urology has a longstanding history of achieved breakthroughs in the understanding and treatment of these common urological conditions. Our urologists provide extensive follow-up care to optimize bladder health among urologic cancer patients, including education on exercises known to strengthen muscles associated with urinary continence or medication to improve urinary flow and treat bothersome bladder symptoms.

Patients with persistent urinary incontinence are referred to our fellowship-trained urologists in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery to explore surgical options to improve urinary function.

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