Friday, 14 March 2014

Are You Suffering From Kidney Cancer? New Strategies in Treating Kidney Cancer!!!

                            Recognize and Prevent Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is defined as a type of cancer that has risen from the kidney. Anyone affected with cancer faces uncertainty and anxiety. Cancer of the kidney can be divided into two common types - urothelial cell carcinoma(UCC)  and renal cell carcinoma (RCC) of the renal pelvis. The two are based on their location inside the kidney. This is since treatment like surgery, chemotherapy and others can vary in these two types. Childhood kidney cancer is different from the adult kidney cancer.

Signs and Symptoms

Chronic fatigue is the first symptoms when it comes to this disease. Though there are cases wherein no symptoms and signs are present. The common symptoms and signs of kidney cancer are,
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Blood in your urine (Hematuria)
  • Palpable mass in the abdomen 
  • Fever and weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • A pain in your side that doesn't go away
  • A lump in your side or abdomen
  • A loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Night sweats
  • Swelling in your ankles or legs
Kidney cancer that spreads to other parts of your body may cause other symptoms, such as:
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Bone pain
Causes and Risk Factors of Kidney Cancer

Factors that can increase the risk of kidney cancer include,
  • Older age
  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Treatment for kidney failure
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease
  • Hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
Methods of Kidney Cancer Treatment

Surgical Treatments:
Surgery is the most common treatment for kidney cancer. It treats cancer in the kidney and the area close to the tumor.
  • Radical nephrectomy
  • Simple nephrectomy
  • Partial nephrectomy
Non-Surgical Treatments:
  • Arterial embolization
  • Radiation therapy
  • Biological therapy
  • Chemotherapy
Preventive Measures

Prevention is always better than cure. Follow these tips to prevent the onset of a kidney disease or infection.
• You can drink alcohol, but in moderation.
• Over-the-counter and prescription medication are used to treated health conditions
• Quit smoking
• Obesity like diabetes and hypertension increases health complications

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