Urethral Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of urethral cancer?
Urethral cancer can be a silent disease. It may not cause any symptoms at all during the early stages (when the cancer is small). This cancer may cause the following symptoms as the tumor grows:
Blood in your urine
Discharge or bleeding from the urethra
Urinating often or feeling a frequent urge to urinate without passing much urine
Pain, low flow, or dribbling while urinating
Unable to control urine (urinary incontinence)
Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area
Lump or growth in the penis or in the perineum (the area between your genitals and anus)
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
March 21, 2017
Goodman, Howard, MD,Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS