Africa Urology: Urological Cancer and Incontinence Centre of Excellence
Dr Viola Morolo is establishing a Urological cancer and Incontinence centre of excellence at Cure Day Hospitals Midstream.
Dr Viola Morolo is a specialist Urologist, a fellow of the college of Urologists of South Africa who completed her FC Urol (SA) and MMed (Urol) with the University of Pretoria. She is the first female Urologist to graduate at the University of Pretoria.
After completing her undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery at MEDUNSA, Dr Morolo practised in the field of HIV/AIDS.
Following the gaining of knowledge and skills developed in the field of HIV/AIDS, Dr Morolo turned her attention to the field of Occupational Health and completed a Diploma in Occupational Health and Medicine with the University of Pretoria. It was while practising in the field of occupational health that her interest in Urology was intensified, due to the significant number of patients she assessed that presented with urological conditions, in particular possible urological cancers.
Who do we help?
- People with risk factors for Urological cancers.
- Blood in urine (Haematuria)
- Lower urinary tract symptoms (e.g., frequency, urgency of urination and waking up several times at night to urinate)
- Family history of cancer (e.g., prostate, breast cancer)
- Men 40 years and older requiring prostate cancer screening
- People who have been diagnosed with Urological cancers requiring treatment.
- Surgery with a focus on minimally invasive surgery e.g., laparoscopic surgery.
- Radiation therapy
- People with incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine)
- Bed wetting
- Urine leaks when pressure is exerted on the bladder e.g., when coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting heavy objects
- Urine leaks accompanied by sudden urge to urinate
- Inability to feel/sense that bladder is full with resultant urine leaks
- Continuous urine leakage
Being diagnosed with a urological cancer/incontinence can make you feel embarrassed and unable to socialise. Those with cancers are scared to die.
What outcomes do we offer?
The centre makes use of a multidisciplinary approach that is structured to offer:
- Counselling of patient and family/support structure to improve the understanding of their condition and treatment options.
- Shared decision making to provide the appropriate individualised treatment.
- Clear management plan that indicates the responsibility of the healthcare provider and patient in order to achieve the best possible outcomes.