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Glossary of Common Urologic Terms

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Oncologist
A doctor who specializes in cancer treatment.
Orchiectomy
A type of hormone therapy for prostate cancer where one or both testicles are surgically removed to reduce testosterone.
Overactive Bladder
Refers to any of the following conditions: Frequency (more than 8 voids in each 24 hours) Urgency (a powerful urge to urinate, that is difficult to put off) Nocturia (waking up twice or more at night to urinate) Urge incontinence (leakage of urine associated with an urge to urinate, or not making it to the bathroom in time)
Overactive Bladder
Refers to any of the following conditions:
  • Frequency (more than 8 voids in each 24 hours)
  • Urgency (a powerful urge to urinate, that is difficult to put off)
  • Nocturia (waking up twice or more at night to urinate)
  • Urge incontinence (leakage of urine associated with an urge to urinate, or not making it to the bathroom in time)