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What is transitional cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Urinary tract cancer: Transitional cell carcinoma is a cancer of the urinary tract (kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra). It is the second most common type of kidney cancer. There is increased incidence in smokers and people exposed to certain chemicals. Symptoms may include blood in the urine, intractable back pain, painful or frequent urination, weight loss.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
TCC: TCC is a malignancy which arises from the lining cells of the bladder or ureters. Its also know as urothelial carcinoma. TCC is most commonly found in the bladder and usually discovered about seeing blood in the urine. Once biopsied a pathologist will determine grade and depth of invasion. Both will determine treatment.

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