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Transitional Cell Carcinoma (of the Ureter and Renal Pelvis)

Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Ureter and Renal Pelvis: Prognosis

The transitional cell carcinoma prognosis for cancer in the renal pelvis and ureter will depend on factors such as the stage and grade of the tumor. In most cases, transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis can be cured if it is found early.
 

Transitional Cell Carcinoma of the Ureter and Renal Pelvis: Summary of Key Points

Key information about transitional cell carcinoma includes the following:
 
  • Transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis is a disease in which cancer cells form in the renal pelvis and ureter.
 
  • Misuse of certain pain medicines can affect the risk of developing transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis. Cigarette smoking and exposure to certain dyes and chemicals are also risk factors for the disease.
 
  • Possible signs of transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis include blood in the urine and back pain.
 
  • Tests that examine the abdomen and kidneys are used to find and diagnose transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter and renal pelvis.
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