Urology: what it means and where to find support

What does Urology mean? Your urology health relates to the 'urogenital system' in both men and women. These are the parts of your body responsible for producing, storing and discharging urine (kidneys, bladder, urethra) and the parts of your body involved in sexual function (prostate, penis, and testicles).

What conditions does Urology cover?

Urological conditions include some of the most common serious diseases in the UK - such as prostate cancer, kidney damage and incontinence. Other diseases include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis, and urinary tract infections.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, in most developed countries, including the UK. The lifetime risk of prostate cancer in men in Europe and North America is about 30%.

While prostate cancer is distressing and potentially fatal if left untreated, it's important to know that many men die with, rather than from, prostate cancer. The risk of dying from prostate cancer is only around 3% - and many cases do not warrant treatment.

Where can I find support and treatment?

The Urology Foundation offers a number of bitesize guides on other urinary issues including kidney, bladder and male reproductive organs.

Our expert Consultants offer a range of support for a range of urology treatments in a comfortable and reassuring environment. As a urology outpatient or inpatient, our compassionate team will make sure you have a speedy diagnosis and treatment in one place.

Don’t wait to get on top of your health

To book a urology appointment, complete our online enquiry form or contact our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.

Published on 28 September 2020