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How does urethral cancer affect women differently than men?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Although the disease itself is rare, urethral cancer more commonly affects women than men. In fact, Caucasian women over the age of 50 are at greatest risk of urethral cancer. Because women and men have different physical bodies, the organs affected by urethral cancer may also be different. Advanced urethral cancer in a woman may spread to her vagina or labia, for example. Treatment for this cancer may differ for men and women as well.

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