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Urological cancer

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0010
Urological cancer

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This chapter discusses the different types of urological cancer. It begins with a discussion on bladder cancer, which occurs in over 100,000 individuals in the United Kingdom each year, affecting twice as many men as women. The second section focuses on prostate cancer, which is deemed as the second-most malignancy in men. It is predominant in elderly men and is affecting 12,000 UK men annually. Another type of urological cancer described herein is renal cancer. Renal cell adenocarcinoma is the most common kidney malignancy and is prevalent in almost 3,500 individuals in the UK. Rare cases of urological cancer such as testicular cancer and carcinoma of the penis are discussed as well. The chapter details the pathology and natural history, the symptoms, and the symptom management of all aforementioned urological diseases.

Keywords: urological cancer; bladder cancer; prostate cancer; renal cancer; testicular cancer; carcinoma of penis

Chapter.  7906 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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