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What is the treatment for ureteral cancer?

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

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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Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Why doesn't cancer treatment end after remission is achieved?

Which cancer?: Adjuvant (post surgery) treatment does have an end. Some metastatic treatments usually end at a maximum number of cycles of therapy (eg lung cancer - 6). Some treatments are continued in the advanced/metastatic setting until progressive disease or toxicity because they have been proven to (or thought to) improve survival. ...Read more

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How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

How can I enjoy sex after cancer treatment if I can't have penetrative intercourse?

Incomplete info: From the information provided, it is not feasible to know why you cannot have penetrative intercourse. Sexual satisfaction may be possible even if penetration is not practical. To provide a more meaningful suggestion, one would need to address specific issues through physical examination and discussion. Please raise the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

What cancers don't use chemotherapy for treatment?

Chronic My. leukemia: We have oral drugs call ED tyrosine kinase inhibitors (tki) for treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia(cml ). ...Read more

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I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

I have prostate cancer (no methastesis). I won't have any treatment. How long can I have before it gets really worrying?

Depends: It depends on the volume of cancer, the gleason score, and lymphatic or perineural invasion. On average, the most common prostate cancer will take 7-10 years before any significant metastatic disease develops. ...Read more

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With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?

With cancer is it possible to get bone cancer and what happens if u don't get treatment what happens syptom wise thank you?

Yes. Bone pain.: Many cancers have a tendency to spread to nonesuch as breast and prostate. These are not bone cancers it cancers from other places that spread to bone through the blood. If not treated, bone pain and even fractures occur. ...Read more

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Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?

Why to do chemotherapy if cancer cells can still be left behind for reccrrence after the treatment? Doesn;t chemo kill all the cells?

Cancer cells: That is the million dollar question! adjuvant chemo is suppose to eradicate or kill the micrometastasis increasing the curative potential. It can do that in majority of patients but not in every one. Cancer cells find ways of survival by hijacking the host immune system, by affecting the microenvironment, and by changing their phenotype into stem cell type, a phenomenon called emt they outsmart us. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?

My father was diagnosed stage4 cancer of the unknown primary 6 weeks ago. We still haven't started treatment because we've been gathering information and doing additional testing. Can delaying treatment harmful?

For effective medica: In order to use most effective chemotherapeutic agent have to know the primary site of origin and type of cell .Few days of delay will not harm and best therapy can be planed. ...Read more

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