Your urology for Wismar



After tumor diagnoses and cancer operations in the urogenital region, regular follow-up care is essential. In doing so, we keep an eye on possible metastases as well as on possible consequential damages of the tumor treatment. Follow-up care varies depending on the type and extent of the tumor. We conduct a personal detailed discussion with our patients and plan the individual aftercare for the coming years in detail.

However, the treatment of tumor diseases does not only involve the surgical removal of the tumor, but is also supplemented by other procedures such as drug-based tumor therapy and radiation therapy. In drug-based tumor therapy, a variety of substances and methods can be considered, depending on the tumor. We review the indication of the complementary therapy and discuss the advantages and disadvantages as well as the prospects of success with you. We then carry out the therapy in agreement with you.

Prostate cancer

Hormone therapy may also be considered in certain cases of advanced prostate cancer. The principle of hormone therapy is to deprive the body of the male hormone “testosterone” or to block its action on the cells. In fact, under the influence of this hormone, prostate cancer grows. This therapy usually takes the form of a depot injection, which is given at intervals of 3 months. Rarely, we have to combine this method of therapy with other therapeutic measures such as neurohormone therapy or chemotherapy and, lastly, immunotherapy.

Bladder cancer

In the case of bladder tumors, instillation therapy may be considered. Here, an immunotherapeutic or chemotherapeutic is introduced into the urinary bladder via a catheter, where it then acts directly on the bladder mucosa or on the bladder muscles locally. The catheter is then removed and you can go home. The therapeutic agent must act in the bladder for about 1.5-2 hours, after which you can urinate and excrete it. Rarely, we have to administer the chemotherapy/immunotherapy drugs through the vein in case of metastasis.

Testicular cancer

In advanced testicular tumors, chemotherapy is considered a life-saving measure. Due to the complexity of this chemotherapy, some of this therapy is performed on an inpatient basis. In certain cases, chemotherapy is also considered as prophylaxis in the early stages. This is done on an outpatient basis by administering chemotherapeutic agents (carboplatin) once through the vein.

Renal carcinoma

Thanks to available imaging techniques, most kidney tumors are nowadays detected early and treated surgically. In rare cases, drug therapy may be required for metastatic renal cell carcinoma. The so-called targeted therapy can be administered in tablet form or as an infusion.