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What are the tests for urethral cancer?

What are the tests for urethral cancer?

Find and biopsy: A cystoscope will be passed into the urethra and a piece of any suspicious area will be taken and sent to the pathologist. Patients with urothelial-type cancers of the urethra often have had or will have cancers in the bladder, ureter, and/or renal pelvis. These are often fairly easy to treat effectively. ...Read more

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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Could you have urethral cancer aged 22?

Uncommon but not imp: Cancer can occur at any age. So it should not be entirely out of the realm. ...Read more

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What are the major presenting symptoms of urethral cancer?

What are the major presenting symptoms of urethral cancer?

Blood in urine: Cancer of the urethra is rare. There are three cell types, transitional, squamous and glandular. It is more common in women. Symptoms of urethral cancer include blood in the urine, interrupted urine flow and discharge from the urethra. ...Read more

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I have symptoms that match urethral cancer. Is this the only possibility?

I have symptoms that match urethral cancer. Is this the only possibility?

Many causes: You don't mention the symptoms you are having but they often mimic the symptoms of a urinary tract infection. You need to start with a physician evaluation including a urinalysis. ...Read more

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What does urethral cancer discharge look like?

Rare disease: It can look bloody, clear or whitish much like many other conditions (infection, etc). Discharge by itself is not indication of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

What is the difference between bladder and urethral cancer?

Different cell type: Bladder cancers are usually of transitional (also called urothelial) cell origin, whereas urethral cancers are typically squamous cell cancers with a significant minority presenting as adenocarcinomas (glandular origin). Urethral cancer is comparatively rare. There are a number of unusual exceptions to the above "rule" for both bladder and urethral cancer but this generally holds true. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as urethral cancer, and if so, how do you avoid getting it?

Is there such a thing as urethral cancer, and if so, how do you avoid getting it?

There is such a: Thing as "urethral cancer" - the urethra being the tube that connects the bladder to the world, and it is shorter in women than in men. All of us would choose to avoid getting this, but I am aware only of constant irritation, such as a catheter, trauma, or repeated infections as associations. People with spinal cord injuries and neurogenic bladders at risk here perhaps. No known preventitive. ...Read more

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Urethra (Definition)

The canal through which urine exits the bladder, discharging the urine externally. In men, it is about 20-cm long with a membranous, prostatic, bulbar, and pendulous segments ending at the glans penis; it gives passage to the spermatic fluid as well as urine. In the female, the urethra is about 4 cm long & in close relation with the anterior ...Read more


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