Fast Five Quiz: Bladder Cancer Presentation and Diagnosis

Kyle A. Richards, MD

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January 13, 2020

Figure 1. Urinary Tract

Urothelial carcinoma typically originates within the urinary bladder but can initially develop in other locations within and outside the urinary tract. The vast majority of bladder cancers, including urothelial carcinoma, originate in the urothelium, the cells of which comprise a unique mucosal layer within the muscular bladder.

The renal pelvis, ureter, and urethra are less likely to be primary sites of urothelial carcinoma.

Learn more about urothelial carcinoma and other bladder cancers.

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