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What are complications of renal pelvis or ureter cancer?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
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In brief: Metastasis

Cancers can spread and cause harm in other places.

In brief: Metastasis

Cancers can spread and cause harm in other places.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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