Is urethral cancer serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Although it is rare, urethral cancer can be very serious. There are six stages of urethral cancer - Stage 0 is the earliest stage, when abnormal cells have begun to grow but a tumor has not yet formed. Stage D2 is the most serious stage. This is the final stage of urethral cancer where the cancerous cells have spread to distant organs and tissues. Successful treatment of the disease depends on catching it before it has spread. If treatment occurs before the cancer has spread, there is a 60% chance of surviving for five years or more.

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