Can urethral cancer be prevented?

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It is difficult to know how to prevent urethral cancer because the specific causes of this disease are still unknown. However, some of the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of other types cancer apply to urethral cancer as well. Not smoking or quitting smoking can help prevent cancer. A vaccine for the human papillomavirus can help prevent this virus, thought to be one of the things that can create chronic urethral inflammation and thus lead to urethral cancer. Monitoring your alcohol intake and diet may also be factors that can aid in cancer prevention.

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Urethral Cancer

A rare disease, urethral cancer can spread quickly throughout the body if not caught early.Affecting women more than men, this cancer causes cells in the lining of the urethra to grow abnormally. The urethra is responsible for car...

rying urine from the bladder to outside our bodies. Although there are three types of urethral cancer, the most common type is squamous cell carcinoma. This type of carcinoma typically develops near the bladder in women. The closer the cancer is to the bladder, the more difficult it is to treat and cure. Urethral cancer is often asymptomatic in the beginning. However, see your doctor right away if you notice blood in your urine, need to urinate often, feel pain when you urinate or have recurrent urinary tract infections.
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