Urology is a complicated and ever-changing field. I realize that when a patient either has a urological symptom or is newly diagnosed with a urological condition, they often have many questions. While ‘googling’ is not a bad way to start, it can also raise many questions given the conflicting advice often found on the internet.
With that in mind, I have created the list below of links to websites on various urological diseases. These are trustworthy websites and are a great place for patients to start educating themselves. This is certainly not a complete list but includes my favorite and most referred to sites for some of the most common conditions I treat.
Urology Times: The leading source for up to date information on the field of urology
Urology Care Foundation: The American Urological Association’s website for patient education
American Cancer Society: A great place to start for all new diagnoses of cancer though it is not urologically specific.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network: The leading organization for guideline based treatment of cancer. A website I use frequently and a truly trusted source of information on your diagnosis and treatment options. Probably my favorite cancer related website.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network: A wonderful patient-driven website where you can learn about bladder cancer and connect with other survivors.
Cancer Survivors Network (part of the American Cancer Society’s website): One of the most active online forums for kidney cancer. A great place to connect with other survivors.
Prostate Cancer Foundation: A great place to learn more about this incredibly complicated disease and find a support group in the area.
Urgency, frequency, urinary leakage: While the Urology Care Foundation has a wonderful website on these conditions (https://www.urologyhealth.org/urologic-conditions/overactive-bladder-(oab)), I think the Mayo Clinic’s page is also wonderful (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/overactive-bladder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355715).
The Society of Female Urology also has a great overactive bladder clinical care pathway which can be found here: https://sufuorg.com/resources/patients.aspx
Lastly, sacral nerve modulation is quickly becoming standard of care for patient with these symptoms that do not respond to medication and more information on this treatment can be found here: https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/patients/treatments-therapies/bladder-control.html
Dr. Richard Walsh, MD one of my partners at Pikes Peak Urology has a great video discussing this revolutionary treatment option: Incontinence Treatment Colorado Springs CO – Bladder Control Issues
My favorite two websties are the NIH’s (https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/kidney-stones) and the Mayo clinic’s (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/kidney-stones/symptoms-causes/syc-20355755). Both provide honest no gimmick advice on kidney stones.