Kidney Cancer: Causes & Effective Treatment Procedures
We all have a pair of Kidneys in the human body. Kidneys are the important detoxifying organs. When cancer occurs in the Kidney it is called as Renal Cell Cancer. Mostly seen in the age group of 50-70 years occurs more commonly in males than in females. Smoking is the most common cause of Kidney Cancer followed by Obesity and Hypertension. The risk does not come down even after 10 years of stopping smoking.
Obesity is the second most common cause, as both are preventable causes, change in life style decreases the chance of an individual developing Kidney tumor.
So how do we know or suspect if RCC is prevent?
Due to increased health awareness with wide availability of imaging, Renal Cancers are detected when they are small without any symptoms. Occasionally large tumors present with blood in urine or as a lump with or without pain in the tummy.
Once identified unlike in other cancers biopsy of Renal mass is not necessary unless your doctor has a strong suspicion that it might not be cancer.
So how does your doctor treat it?
First, the stage of the Cancer is confirmed with a CECT of t"""
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Dr. MPS Chandra Kalyan,
Senior Surgical Oncologist & Robotic Surgeon,
Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, Visakhapatnam
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