Learn About Urothelial Cancer

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 of 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).
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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.
Who are the top Urothelial Cancer Local Doctors?
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Hoag Hospital Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA 

S Pal is an Oncologist in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Pal has been practicing medicine for over 19 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Urothelial Cancer. He is also highly rated in 25 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Renal Cell Carcinoma, Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma, Urothelial Cancer, and Prostate Cancer. He is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and licensed to treat patients in California.

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General Surgery

University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 

Ashish Kamat is an Urologist and a General Surgeon in Houston, Texas. Dr. Kamat has been practicing medicine for over 28 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Urothelial Cancer. He is also highly rated in 7 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Bladder Cancer, Urothelial Cancer, Urachal Cancer, and Familial Prostate Cancer. He is board certified in Urology and licensed to treat patients in Texas. Dr. Kamat is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Bergen

Montvale, NJ 

Guido Dalbagni is an Urologist in Montvale, New Jersey. Dr. Dalbagni has been practicing medicine for over 43 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Urothelial Cancer. He is also highly rated in 20 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Bladder Cancer, Urothelial Cancer, Renal Cell Carcinoma, and Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. He is board certified in Urology and licensed to treat patients in New York. Dr. Dalbagni is currently accepting new patients.

What are the latest Urothelial Cancer Clinical Trials?
Comparative Study Between Ileal Conduit and Unilateral Cutaneous Ureterostomy With Separate Stomas Post Radical Cystectomy
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A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-blind, Multi-center Study of Adjuvant Nivolumab Versus Placebo in Subjects With High Risk Invasive Urothelial Carcinoma (CheckMate 274: CHECKpoint Pathway and nivoluMAb Clinical Trial Evaluation 274)
What are the Latest Advances for Urothelial Cancer?
Mycotic aortic aneurysm formation following intravesical BCG treatment for transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder.
QUALITY OF LIFE IN PATIENTS WITH MUSCLE INVASIVE BLADDER CANCER AFTER ORGAN-PRESERVING TREATMENT.
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Response to Platinum-based Chemotherapy Rechallenge for Patients With Pembrolizumab-refractory Urothelial Carcinoma.