Who is most at risk of urethral cancer?


Caucasian women over the age of 50 are most at risk of urethral cancer. However, this disease can affect other people, too. Adults over 50 or 60 have the highest risk of contracting the disease. People who have already had bladder cancer or have a history of urinary tract infections may be at risk for this condition. Certain strains of human papillomavirus are also thought to increase your risk for urethral cancer.

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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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