Urethral cancer can be a silent disease, with no symptoms at all during the early stages. Patients with urethral cancer may eventually develop any or all of the following symptoms:
Lump or growth on the urethra (that may be noticed at the tip of the penis or in the perineum, which is the area between the genitals and the anus)
Urethral or vaginal bleeding, or blood in the urine
Urinating often or feeling a frequent urge to urinate without passing much urine
Pain, low flow, or dribbling while urinating
Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area
Pain during sexual intercourse
It is important to remember that all of these symptoms can be caused by many other medical problems. People who have any of these symptoms should see their doctor as soon as possible.