Rare Urinary Tract Cancers

The urinary tract is composed of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra, all of which are lined by differently specialized cells, based on the section of the tract.

The kidneys are located on each side of the spinal column, just below the rib cage, and behind the abdominal organs (retroperitoneal). Each kidney has approximately one million tiny filtering organs called nephrons, which convert waste from the blood into urine and excrete it through the renal pelvis and the ureters into the urinary bladder, where it accumulates until we are ready to urinate.


Information taken from National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.