Transitional cell cancer of renal pelvis & ureter was a disease in which the malignant (cancer) cells will develop in the ureter & renal pelvis. The renal pelvis was the top part of ureter. Regrettably this type of cancer usually has no warning of signs or symptoms in its earliest stages. Cancer to the ureter starts in the cells which lines the inside surface of the tubes (ureters) that will connects patient kidneys to your bladder. It will attacks mostly in older people & those who have earlier been treated for the bladder cancer.
SYMPTOMS: The major common symptoms of ureteric cancer will includes fatigue, blood in urine (hematuria), burning, back pain, urinary frequency, pain and discomfort with urination, flank pain and unintentional weight loss.
CAUSES AND RISKS: Working along with some certain chemicals which are used in the petrochemical, rubber, dye, textile and coal industries, people who are suffering with kidney damage from long-term use of some certain painkillers can also have a advanced risk of developing the cancer in the renal pelvis. This risk was highest in people who are overexposed to the painkillers which are containing phenacetin. Like other cancers, ureteric cancer was not an infectious and cannot be passed on to other people.
DIAGNOSIS: Tests which includes to diagnose the ureteric cancer was urinary cytology, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan, cystoscopy, ureteroscopy, X-ray, CT (computerized tomography) scan, fluorescence insitu hybridization (FISH), intravenous pyelography and biopsy.
Treatment will depends on the number of factors, based on the position, stage, type and grade of the cancer, but most of the treatments for ureteric cancer usually includes radiation therapy, surgery. In some certain cases, chemotherapy will also recommended.