Kidney Cancer

  • 1. What Is Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary The kidney's primary function is to remove impurities, water, salts, and minerals from blood in the urine. There are two kidneys in every individual, and each of them functions independently. Each kidney is attached to a tube-like structure called the ureter that carries the wa...
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  • 2. Statistics of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Kidney cancer occurs due to the mutations that make them cancerous. Around 76,083 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer as per the reports of the American Cancer Society’s 2021. Out of that, 27,300 women and 48,789 men are expected to develop the disease condition. Estimate...
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  • 3. Medical Illustration for Kidney Cancer
  • When cancerous growth starts in the kidney, the condition is called as kidney cancer. The following image illustrate a healthy kidney v/s a kidney affected by cancer.  The image below illustrates different parts of a kidney. Illustration depicting different stages of kidney cancer...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer (kidney cancer) among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. The common risk factors for kidney cancer include smoking, age, gender, race, high blood pressure, obesity, severe kidney disorder...
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  • 5. Prevention for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary There is no clear-cut preventive measure to curb kidney cancer. Also, some kidney cancers may result from underlying genetic conditions; hence they cannot be prevented. An individual can lower their risk of developing cancers in the kidney by following a healthy lifestyle and a...
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  • 6. Screening of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Cancer screening employs the systematic application of various tests to detect cancer. The primary aim of screening for kidney cancer includes detecting the disease, thereby limiting deaths due to late diagnosis and treatment and lowering the number of people who develop cancer...
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  • 7. Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Kidney cancer is diagnosed based on its symptoms. The signs and symptoms of the kidney region experienced by the individuals help describe a medical problem. The most common symptoms of kidney cancer include hematuria or traces of blood in the urine, high blood pressure, lower ...
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  • 8. Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Different tests are available to diagnose the development of kidney cancer, depending on signs and symptoms, age and health status, types of tumor, and earlier medical tests. Physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsies are the diagnostic approaches for diagnosing kidney c...
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  • 9. Stages of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary The kidney cancer stages help determine the tumor’s location and metastasis. The staging system for kidneys uses diagnostic tests. TNM staging system is used for classifying the stages of kidney cancer. There are five stages of kidney cancer involving stage 0, stage I (T1, N0...
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  • 10. Types of Treatment for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatment (kidney cancer) recommendations depend upon the size, grade and type of tumor, metastasis, possible side effects, and patient’s preferences and overall health. The standard treatment techniques used to treat kidney cancers are Surgery and various Systemic Therapies ...
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  • 11. Clinical Trials for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating kidney cancer. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to surgery, and new therapies are integrated into kidney cancer clinical trials. Volunteers or patients willing to partic...
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  • 12. Latest Research on Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Several latest research studies have been conducted to seek more information on kidney cancer, related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment strategies. Researchers focus on devising new treatment approaches such as targeted therapy or ...
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  • 13. Coping with Treatment for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatments of kidney cancer result in causing various side effects and alterations to the patient’s body. The results of treatment show variations among the patients. Sometimes the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with different effects....
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  • 14. Follow-Up Care for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for kidney cancer refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patients’ overall health. The follow-up care will include routine physical examinations, various medica...
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  • 15. Survivorship of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins right after the disease (Kidney Cancer) is diagnosed. People who have been taking treatments and whose disease condition has been cured post-treatment are also considered survivors. Acute survivorship, Extended survivorship, and Permanent survivorship are t...
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  • 16. Questions to Ask the Healthcare Team About Kidney Cancer
  • Patients will have many queries in their minds once they are diagnosed with kidney cancer. Open communications with the healthcare team is extremely important in making proper, informed choices and decisions. Below is a list of questions cancer patients can ask their healthcare team. The questions ...
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  • 17. Additional Resources for Kidney Cancer
  • Below are some links that can provide ample information regarding kidney cancers, covering all aspects of the disease. These links will help render truthful information regarding kidney cancer, its diagnosis, symptoms and signs, risk factors, treatments and post-treatment care. The below links g...
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