Should I be worried about urethral cancer?

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You should be worried about urethral cancer if you suffer from bladder cancer, recurring urinary tract infections, or other illnesses that create chronic swelling in your urethra. Some sexually transmitted diseases like human papillomavirus are also thought to be a possible cause of urethral cancer. Age and gender are other factors. Urethral cancer occurs most often in women over the age of 50. Talk to a doctor about urethral cancer if you are over 50 years old and have any of these illnesses or notice problems with urination.

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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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