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Kidney cancer

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Yes: In general, kidney cancer is a lethal cancer. However, depending on various factors, it may not be lethal. Factors such as the patients age, the aggre... Read More
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Kidney cancer: By definition, any cancer is potentially lethal. When kidney cancer is detected in the earlier stages (before metastasis outside the kidney) it is of... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Can be: Certain hereditary syndromes including von hippel lindau, birt-hogg dube syndrome for example, increase risk of kidney cancer. These syndromes typica... Read More
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Sometimes: The vast majority of kidney cancer cases are not inherited (sporadic). There are a handful of syndromes known to be associated with different types of... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 34 years experience
NO
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Some rare types are. Discuss with your Dr and review your family tree for health issues related to kidney disease.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Not common: Kidney cancer is not common, however the incidence is rising with the use of modern radiologic imaging, including ct scans.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
Hematology and Oncology 46 years experience
Kidney Cancer: Patient should be evaluated by urologist oncologist to secede whether this patient can have radical resection of the kidney in order to give the patie... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
Urologic Oncology 26 years experience
Difficult to be sure: Most kidney cancers are sporadic, meaning there is no inherited cause, though there are a number of familial syndromes associated with it. Multiple fa... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Thom
Urology 15 years experience
Typically surgery: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery if the cancer is confined to the kidney. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
X-rays: Kidney cancer, when suspected, is primarily diagnosed with imaging studies. These tests include kidney ultrasound, ct scans, and mri. A kidney biopsy ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Urology 27 years experience
Aggressive: Kidney cancer is generally aggressive. There are varying degrees of aggressiveness which is determined by biopsy after the kidney is removed. Untreate... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 29 years experience
Kidney cancer: You should see your urologist and also look at nccn.Org but smoking. About a third of kidney cancers are thought to be caused by smoking. Some of the ... Read More