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What are the treatment options for urethral cancer?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The treatment options for urethral cancer typically include surgery, radiation therapy, or both. Surgery is the most widely suggested treatment protocol. What kind of surgery recommended and whether this is a viable option for you all depends on where the cancer has been found in your urethra and what stage of spread has occurred. Radiation therapy may be advised on its own or as an adjunct treatment following your surgery. In the case of urethral cancer, radiation is given in one of two ways. External radiation conducts radiation waves from a machine outside your body to the area where your cancer is. In internal radiation, a contained radioactive substance is placed directly into the cancer inside your body.

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