NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,468 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- urothelial cancer
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Cancer that begins in cells called urothelial cells that line the urethra, bladder, ureters, renal pelvis, and some other organs. Urothelial cells are also called transitional cells. These cells can change shape and stretch without breaking apart. Also called transitional cell cancer.