How do medications treat urethral cancer?

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The only medications typically used to treat urethral cancer are chemotherapy drugs. Chemotherapy is not usually the first treatment option for urethral cancer but it is something that is being studied. Chemotherapy drugs are typically administered either orally or intravenously to attack cancer cells all over the body. If urethral cancer has spread, such chemotherapy drugs as cisplatin, vincristine, methotrexate, or a combination of these three may be recommended.

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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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