What are my chances of urethral cancer?

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Because only about 600 cases of urethral cancer are diagnosed each year, your chances of getting this disease are probably very low. However, there are certain age and gender factors that make you more susceptible to it. Most incidences of urethral cancer are found in adults over the age of 50. Within this age bracket, women have a greater chance of being diagnosed with this disease. Making the pool even smaller, Caucasian women run the greatest risk of a diagnosis. So, if you are a Caucasian woman over 50, you have a higher chance of having urethral cancer than most other people.

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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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