Urethral Cancer

Advanced treatment for urethral cancer in San Diego

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Advanced treatment for urethral cancer in San Diego

Scripps oncologists treat urethral cancer with expertise and the most advanced treatment options. Most urethral tumors are treated with surgery, and Scripps physicians provide a range of surgical options including minimally invasive surgery and laser surgery.


Our cancer teams personalize treatment to eliminate cancer while maintaining your quality of life. Our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews complex care plans to ensure patients receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery.

Treatment options at Scripps

Urethral cancer is a rare form of genitourinary cancer that starts in the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out of the body from the bladder. It can affect women and men.


A urethral cancer treatment plan may include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Your Scripps cancer care team will customize your treatment plan based on several factors, including:


  • The location and stage of your cancer
  • Whether your cancer has spread
  • Your age and overall health

Treatment locations

Scripps diagnoses and treats urethral cancer at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:


  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers


For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.

Support groups, services and resources

As leaders in cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps helps you along every step of your cancer journey.