What do I need to know about caring for someone with urethral cancer?

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Caring for someone with urethral cancer may mean dealing with medical insurance and finances, helping out with daily tasks, and transporting a loved one to and from medical visits. It is important to have an open line of communication with the person you are caring for. Ask them what kinds of daily activities they need help with. Perhaps they need help cleaning their home or grocery shopping. Or, they might need a hand bathing or getting dressed. Sometimes, they will just need someone to talk to. Learn as much as you can about urethral cancer and possible side effects from treatments to better prepare yourself for what may lie ahead as a caregiver.

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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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