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What increases my risk for urethral cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Your age, gender, and whether you have a history of sexually transmitted diseases or bladder cancer can increase your risk for urethral cancer. Most cases are found in older adults above the age of 50. While this disease can affect both males and females alike, more women than men are diagnosed with it. Caucasian women in particular have the highest risk of being affected by this disease. People who have had bladder cancer, reoccurring urinary tract infections, certain sexually transmitted diseases, and/or other issues that create chronic urethral inflammation are also at greater risk of urethral cancer.

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