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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

What are the tests for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

What are the symptoms of ureteral cancer?

Initially none: Initial stages no symptoms, microscopic hematuria (blood in urine ) and presences of cancer cells are accidentally seen in routine urine microscopic examination as the ureter gets obstructed flan pain, may gross hematuria and presences of cancer cells. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

The ureters are the: Tubes draining urine from the kidneys to the bladder. Ureteral obstruction causes the pelvis of the kidney to swell and bleeding, gross or microscopic, into the urine. Ct's with contrast; cystoscopy with retrograde contrast injection define local extent and anatomy. Urinary cytology sometimes prove cancer, but treatment usually involves removal of ureter and kidney. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

What are the symptoms of ureter cancer. How is it detected, and where usually aches? Does the pain proclaimed due to blockage or by other mean?

Bleeding/Obstruction: Tumor in the ureter can cause obstruction of urine flow what will lead to pain. Bleeding in the urine is a common finding.Pain can be located anywhere in the abdomen or even in the back. A CT scan of the abdomen can easily detect the abnormality in the kidney or even in the ureter if the tumor growth is more advanced. ...Read more

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I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter! do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?

I just had my kidney removed due to cancer in the ureter!  do you agree that 2000mg salt and 70gms protein/day is a good level?

Sounds fairly good: I am so sorry to hear of your trouble; losing an organ to disease/cancer is not easy. Anyhow, generally it is recommended to keep sodium intake to 2500mg or less--you are doing that. For an average person, about 50gm of protien is good, a bit higher for men. Having one healthy kidney is adequate for a healthy life, if all else is good as well. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?

I had a nephroureterectomy two years ago. At that time, there was cancer in the ureter only; none in kidney or bladder. Now, there is one node that is suspicious for recurrence. Chemo is advised. How effective is it?

Tell us more: How did they find the suspected node? By scan ? Please tell us your age, ct or pet scans findings. Consult with your dr about the need for biopsy for confirmation of recurrence? Do not be shy. Ask about the extent of the disease, is it localized? Did it spread ? Is it the same cancer ? What type of chemo? Keep in touch. ....We will be glad to help. ...Read more

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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Morgan
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Ureteral Cancer (Definition)

Ureteral cancer is a condition of uncontrolled growth of cells in one of the ureters, which connect the kidneys to the bladder. Symptoms can include pain with urination, frequent urination, blood in the urine, abdominal ...Read more