Urethral cancer is a rare form of tumor that grows in the urethra, that tube that brings urine from the bladder to outside of the body. The urologic oncologists at Wake Forest Baptist are experts in treating this cancer, as well as surgically reconstructing the urethra.
Urethral Cancer Treatment Options
The best treatment for urethral cancer is typically multimodality therapy including surgery, performed by our expert urologic surgeons here at the Comprehensive Cancer Center. This may include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery. If the urethra is removed, our surgeons will try to reconstruct a new urethra using other tissues from the body.
Why Multidisciplinary Teams Matter, No Matter What Stage
We create teams of the different specialists who focus on urologic cancers. What this means is that at every stage of your cancer journey, you will meet with doctors who only focus on the type of cancer you have. Together, with other specialized experts, they will decide on the best treatment for you, personalizing your treatment directly to your condition and lifestyle.
It is because of our multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatment that Wake Forest Baptist has been designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 41 in the country.