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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Bleeding: Cancer in these areas usually causes microscopic or visible blood in the urine. It can also cause obstruction to the outflow of urine from the kidney and cause kidney swelling (hydronephrosis). This then can also cause kidney pain in the flank area when the kidney becomes obstructed, similar to the pain from a kidney stone. If left untreated, these tumors tend to grow and metastasize.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Metastasis: Cancers can spread and cause harm in other places.

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Last updated Dec 13, 2014

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