Prostate Cancer In A Ureter
The ureters are tubes which connect the kidneys to the bladder. The body has two ureters, one for each kidney. The ureters are in quite close proximity to the prostate gland. If prostate cancer becomes metastatic and spreads, the ureters may become invaded.
This photo show prostate cancer tissue which has invaded a ureter. It is shown as the white mass in the center to right hand side of the photograph. Cancer in the ureter can cause this tube to become constricted making it harder for urine to flow through. As a consequence, prostate cancer in the ureter can cause urine to be backed up which may lead to kidney damage (see also prostate cancer in the kidney).