Kidney Cancer

  • 1. What Is Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary The primary function of the kidney 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 also attached to a tube-like structure, the ureter. It also carrie...
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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 2021. Out of that, 27,300 women and 48,789 men can develop the disease condition. Estimates also show that...
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  • 3. Medical Illustration for Kidney Cancer
  • Cancerous growth in the kidney is kidney cancer. The following image illustrates a healthy kidney v/s a kidney affected by cancer.  The image below illustrates different parts of a kidney. Illustration depicting the 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, high blood pressure, obesity, severe kidney disorder, overuse of certai...
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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 the risk of developing cancers in the kidney by following a healthy lifestyle and avo...
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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, early diagnosis, and therefore lowering the number of people who develop cancer. However, there are no routine s...
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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 cancer. The most common symptoms of kidney cancer include hematuria or traces of blood in the urine, high blood pressure, lower back pain o...
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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 also diagnostic approaches for diagnosing kidney ...
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  • 9. Stages of Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary The kidney cancer stages help determine the location and metastasis of the tumor. The staging system for kidneys uses diagnostic tests. A TNM staging system is generally used to classify the stages of kidney cancer. There are five stages of kidney cancer involving stage 0, sta...
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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. While the standard treatment techniques used to treat kidney cancers are surgery and various systemic the...
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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 a part of clinical trials of kidney cancer. Volunteers or patients willing to particip...
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  • 12. Latest Research on Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary The various research studies help gain more information on kidney cancer. The various 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 immunothe...
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  • 13. Coping with Treatment for Kidney Cancer
  • Executive Summary Treatments for kidney cancer result can cause various side effects and changes to the body of the patient. The results of treatment show variations among the patients, and so, the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition can impact different people differ...
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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. The main focus is to lookout for recurrence, manage the side effects, and to monitor the overall health of the patient. The follow-up care will include routine physical ex...
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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. Coping with such emotional distress is one of the primary goals of survivors...
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  • 16. Questions to Ask the Healthcare Team About Kidney Cancer
  • After the diagnosis, patients will have many queries in their minds. Honest communication 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 cover almost all aspe...
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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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