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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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How many different people die on avarage each year on avarage from urethral cancer?

How many different people die on avarage each year on avarage from urethral cancer?

Rare cancer: Please see this link on urethral cancer:

http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/urethral ...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?

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 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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Bladder cancer, urethral cancer, what to do?

Bladder cancer, urethral cancer, what to do?

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

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Is it true that a urethral cancer lump will be visable?

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

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When I google about pigmented female urethral opening, it gives me results about urethral cancer. Mine is black in color & I observed this recently.

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

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Could a person see the urethral cancer lump with their eyes or is it not visable to the naked eye?

Could a person see the urethral cancer lump with their eyes or is it not visable to the naked eye?

Can be seen or felt: Urethral cancer lumps can sometimes be seen but they are usually felt or seen with a scope. ...Read more

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Is urethra cancer fatal?

Is urethra cancer fatal?

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

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I have bleeding from urethra. Cancer symptom, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding from urethra. Cancer symptom, should I be concerned?

See a doc: Bleeding in the urine can be due to many things, cancer included. I'm not sure how you know it's from the urethra, could be from anywhere in the urinary tract. Be it as it may, don't panic but do see a doctor for a proper evaluation. Best to you. ...Read more

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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??!

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??!

Not urethral cancer: Urethral cancer would be the least likely diagnosis. Far more likel is simply passage of menstrual blood retained in vagina, and then "pushed out" at the end of urination. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for urethral cancer?

What is the treatment for urethral cancer?

The urethra is quite: Sort in comparison to men. Also, this thankfullly rare tumor extends beyond the urethra to invade adjacent tissue. Surgery may require urinary diversion, penectomy in men, and radiotherapy is added sometimes supplemented with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Do people get cancer of the urethra, and if so, how rare is it?

Do people get cancer of the urethra, and if so, how rare is it?

Urethra cancer: People can get cancer of the urethra. There are different types ranging from urothelial carcinoma to adenocarcinoma to others. All of these rumors are very rare. If you think you have a tumor in this region, seek a doctor's advice for work-up. ...Read more

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My husband has urethral structure and needs to have dilation done which he has had a year ago bt has returned. Can this lead to Cancer In the future?

My husband has urethral structure and needs to have dilation done which he has had a year ago bt has returned. Can this lead to Cancer In the future?

No, it has no effect: Uretheral strictures are usually caused by inflammation (urethritis). Their main problem is obstruction to the flow of urine.
So you need to remain under the care of a urologist for some years. No risk of Cancer developing due to a stricturt. ...Read more

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I had a biopsy half the prostate is benign cyst the other half is cancer gleason 9 can I have a pvp to open the urethra up?

I had a biopsy half the prostate is benign cyst the other half is cancer gleason 9 can I have a pvp to open the urethra up?

Prostate cancer: You could have a pvp or TURP but what treatment are you considering to definitively treat your cancer. High grade aggressive cancer needs aggressive treatment if it is confined to the prostate. Radiation or radical prostatectomy is indicated if your staging workup is negative (ct/bone scan) if this has already spread, hormonal therapy should be started soon good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 20yo guy. Passed a tiny black speck in urine at the beginning of urine stream. What might have caused it? Scared of bladder, urethral and such cancers

I'm 20yo guy. Passed a tiny black speck in urine at the beginning of urine stream. What might have caused it? Scared of bladder, urethral and such cancers

Concretion: I went to answer your question and tell you to get checked for kidney concretions, and lo-and-behold, you've already had kidney stones and concretions diagnosed on scan. That's almost certainly the source. ...Read more

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I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests?

I have a urethral stricture caused by bxo. I'm worried about increased chance of urethral or bladder cancer, how can I monitor this via tests?

Here are some. ..: Your mentioned concern is understandtable, but in reality unnecessary. BXO may be treated with generous meatotomy with or without excising the affected skin of glans penis and circumcision depending on its clinical picture. As to concerning its connection with urethral or bladder cancer, its relation with BXO is extremely remote posing no practical necessity to worry about it. See Doc as needed. ...Read more

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Urethral sensation from lexapro (escitalopram). Off for a month. Now back. Urine tests normal. Doc says anxiety. Chance of cancer? No pain or flow problems feel good

Urethral sensation from lexapro (escitalopram). Off for a month. Now back. Urine tests normal. Doc says anxiety. Chance of cancer? No pain or flow problems feel good

Lexapro (escitalopram) Side Effects: At your age, cancer is very unlikely and Lexapro (escitalopram) has not been associated with any known increased cancer risk. Common side effects do include decreased libido and difficulty achieving orgasm, which may be related to your symptoms. Consult your prescribing doctor to see if he wishes to consider switching medications. ...Read more

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Please tell me about advance bladder cancer or prostate or urethra or kidney cancer?

Please tell me about advance bladder cancer or prostate or urethra or kidney cancer?

All very serious: All suggest that cancer has spread beyond original organ. Advanced prostate cancer has best chance of containment with surgery ; drugs compared to other 2 ; kidney the worst. However your question is beyond scope of a 400 character response. ...Read more

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Urine tests normal after sensation akin to a tiny bit of pee in tip of urethra. Doc says my health anxiety is causing this. Is this possible? Cancer?

Urine tests normal after sensation akin to a tiny bit of pee in tip of urethra. Doc says my health anxiety is causing this. Is this possible? Cancer?

Cancer is unlikely: Cancer is unlikely. Health anxiety is more likely. However, cervical myelopathy, a condition where cervical disc disease compresses the spinal cord in the neck, can result in strange sensations in the genital area. The strange sensations come from compression of the posterior columns of the spinal cord. ...Read more

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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