Female cancer problems

Female cancer problems are becoming a significant part of urology, most usually affecting older patients.

Kidney Cancer

Renal (kidney) cancer is an increasingly common problem.  It affects both men and women but is more common in men.   Often early kidney cancer has no symptoms and is discovered by chance on scans done for other reasons.  Kidney cancer can also cause blood loss in the urine or a lump in the abdomen.

Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is one of the most common cancer causes for blood in the urine.  Tests including examination of the bladder under local-anaesthetic with a telescope may be needed to make a diagnosis.  It may be treated by day / overnight surgery via the urethra (water pipe) with no external cuts to take samples.   This is often curative but more complex surgery or chemo/radiotherapy might be needed in more severe cases.

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Support information from the British Association of Urological Surgeons.