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How to choose a treatment with your doctor

When you were diagnosed, your urologist probably did a biopsy. There’s a chance your urologist was able to remove the entire tumor during that biopsy. If not, then it’ll be important to choose the right treatment for you.

When it comes to choosing a treatment, the most important thing to keep in mind is the grade of your cancer. The grade of your cancer depends on how aggressive the cancer cells are. In UTUC, there are 2 different grades: low grade and high grade. Click Low grade or High grade above to see the different treatment options for each grade of UTUC.

Your overall health can also have a big impact on the type of treatment that you will receive. Your age, if you've had kidney problems in the past, or if you have other medical conditions can all factor into your treatment plan.

Be sure to talk to your doctor about what treatment is right for you based on the grade of your cancer and your overall health. Visit the talking to your doctor page for help with this.