Renal pelvis and ureter cancer

What is cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter?

Renal pelvis and ureter cancer starts in the cells of the renal pelvis and ureter. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide.

Risks for renal pelvis and ureter cancer

Any substance or condition that increases cancer risk is referred to as a risk. The most important risks for renal pelvis and ureter cancer are smoking and heavy use of phenacitin.

Symptoms of cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter

Symptoms of renal pelvis and ureter cancer can include blood in the urine and problems passing urine. Learn about the symptoms of renal pelvis and ureter cancer.

Diagnosis of cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter

Tests to diagnose renal pelvis and ureter cancer, such as cytology, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosis of renal pelvis and ureter cancer.

Grading cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter

Grading renal pelvis and ureter cancer is an important part in planning treatment and estimating prognosis. Learn about the grades of renal pelvis and ureter cancer.

Stages of renal pelvis and ureter cancer

Staging describes the extent of renal pelvis and ureter cancer in the body. Learn about the stages of renal pelvis and ureter cancer by the TNM system.

If cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter spreads

Cancer can spread from the renal pelvis and ureter to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn about common sites where renal pelvis and ureter cancer can spread.

Prognosis and survival for cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter

Learn about prognosis for renal pelvis and ureter cancer. Important prognostic factors include stage and tumour grade.

Treatments for cancer of the renal pelvis or ureter

Treatments for renal pelvis and ureter cancer include surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Learn about treatment plans and options for renal pelvis and ureter cancer.