The urethra is a tube which expels urine out of the body. Abnormal cancerous growth in the urethra leads to urethral cancer. This rare cancer is seen both in men and women
Types of Urethral Cancer
Depending on the cell type, urethral cancer is of the following types:
Squamous Cell Carcinoma: This is a common type of urethral cancer which starts in the cells close to the bladder in women and the urethral lining in the penis in men
Adenocarcinoma: This rare cancer starts in the glands present in the urethra
Transitional Cell Carcinoma: In men, this cancer starts in the urethral opening in the urethral in women, it starts in the cells surrounding the urethra.