Urethral cancer is the cancer of the urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. Females have shorter urethras than males.
Cancer starts at the urethra spreading towards the adjacent structures and nearby lymph nodes. It happens more in women than men, with squamous cell carcinoma as the most common type.
Usually, individuals with urethral cancer experience bleeding upon urination. Frequency of urination is also experienced, and lumps/tumour in the perineum or penis is observed. Lymph nodes around the groin area are also enlarged, sometimes tender.