What is the definition of Urothelial Cancer?

Urothelial cancer, also known as transitional cell carcinoma, affects the kidney (renal) pelvis or ureter (tube) that drains urine from the kidney to the bladder and/or the lining of the inside of the bladder. It is the most common form of bladder cancer and occurs more frequently in men and older adults. The cause of urothelial cancer is unknown; however, some suspected causes are chronic irritation of the kidney from pain medicines, exposure to manufacturing chemicals and dyes, smoking or other tobacco use, past radiation exposure, and parasitic infections.

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What are the symptoms for Urothelial Cancer?

Symptoms of urothelial cancer include fatigue, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, anemia, constant back pain, flank pain, pelvic pain, urinary urgency, pain, burning, or discomfort when urinating, or blood in urine (hematuria).

What are the current treatments for Urothelial Cancer?

Treatment for urothelial cancer includes surgery and chemotherapy. Bladder cancer can recur after treatment; therefore, long-term follow-up is necessary.

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  • Condition: Skull Base Tumor
  • Journal: Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery
  • Treatment Used: Endoscopic Endonasal Approach Combined with the Frontotemporal Orbitozygomatic Approach Under the Microscope
  • Number of Patients: 7
  • Published —
The aim of this study was to evaluate the application of the endoscopic endonasal approach combined with the frontotemporal orbitozygomatic approach microscopically in skull base tumor with intra and extra-cranial involvement.
  • Condition: Postoperative Urinary Tract Infections in Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumors
  • Journal: The Journal of urology
  • Treatment Used: Antimicrobial Prophylaxis
  • Number of Patients: 1725
  • Published —
The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the potential effect of antimicrobial prophylaxis on postoperative urinary tract infections and asymptomatic bacteriuria in patients undergoing transurethral resection of bladder tumors.