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Medicine 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
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
Urethra worse: Though bladder and urethral cancer may sometimes have same cell origin, occasionally urethral cancer can be of a type that is more aggresive and invasive and different from that of bladder cancer. Primary urethral cancer as opposed to invasive extension of cancer have different treatments which are more complex and difficult than the usual bladder cancer treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: yes. It's probably unprecedented.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't say: Were you diagnosed or you think you have it? If you do have it you need a good urologist who will likely initiate therapy and refer you to a medical oncologist or a radiation oncologist. It all depends on how advanced it is. ...Read more
It depends: The location and length of urethra is quite different between male and females. Whether the lump is visible or not will depend on the size of the lump as well as the location of the tumor(first part of urethra is quite deeply located and difficult to palpate and see any lumps on). ...Read more
When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.
Here are some ...: The color of urethral opening alone should not be taken as a sign of urethral cancer especially for a 22-yr female like you as long as being comfortable and having no bleeding and palpable induratiion there or its vicinity. Of course, if still in doubt, see a gyn-doc for more detailed Hx, physicals etc. for confirmation. ...Read more
When I google about pigmented urethra, it gives me results about urethral cancer. My urethra is black in color which I observed recently. Is this norm?
More info is: needed the urethra in a male except for the area at the meatus is hidden what are you describing? ...Read more
I have pain inside my penis/urethra that happens randomly for three weeks but i have no pain when I pee. I masturbate daily. Is it urethral cancer?
Not cancer: Urethral cancer is extremely rare, especially at your age, and pain would never be the main symptom. This doesn't sound dangerous at all -- perhaps just a little irritation from masturbation. Lay off for a few days and see if it clears up. In the meantime, probably nothing to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a person see the urethral cancer lump with their eyes or is it not visable to the naked eye?
Depends upon stage.: Cancer of the urethra is not a very common malignancy but can happen. If a urethral cancer is small and has not spread (low stage), then the cancer may be treated by local therapy and cured. If a urethral cancer is large, deeply invasive and has spread to lymph nodes or other organs (higher stage disease), then it could be a serious problem. Stage is the most important prediction for outcome. ...Read more
13 y/o daughter has irregular periods may be on now but when urinating after its all out blood drops down sperate from P everytim Urethra cancer??!
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