Transitional Cell Carcinoma
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) arises in the urothelium that covers the lining of the renal calyx, renal pelvis, ureter, bladder, and part of the urethra. Although the WHO/ISUP consensus conference has determined that the term urothelial cancer is preferable to the term transitional cell cancer, the latter remains in widespread use. “Urothelial cancer” may also be confusing because cancers of other histological types, such as squamous cancers and adenocarcinoma, also arise in the urothelium.
It was estimated that in 2007, 67,160 new cases of bladder cancer would be diagnosed and 13,750 patients would die of invasive bladder cancer in the United States. Bladder canceris nearly three times more common in men than in women, and more than 90 % of bladder cancers are TCCs....
KeywordsBladder Cancer Bladder Tumor Radical Cystectomy Transitional Cell Carcinoma Urothelial Tumor
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