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Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer develops most often in people over 40, but no one knows the exact causes of this disease. Research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop kidney cancer.

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Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the United States. Although progress has meant that survival rates are improving, instances of the disease have actually increased over past decades.

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Prostate Cancer

This year in the United States, almost 180,000 men will be told that they have prostate cancer. After such a diagnosis, a man and his family face several choices regarding treatment; making decisions involving many personal as well as medical factors.

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da Vinci®

The da Vinci® System provides breakthrough capabilities that allow surgeons to perform complex procedures with greater precision through tiny incisions.

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This surgery is used when the bladder cancer is invasive. In a cystectomy, the bladder and nearby lymph nodes are removed. In men, the prostate is removed; and in women, the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and a small part of the vagina are often removed as well.

Because the bladder has been removed, another means of storing and eliminating urine from the body is needed. Options include an ileal conduit or a continent diversion.

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