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Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Overview)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login.


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What are the tests for hypernephroma?

What are the tests for hypernephroma?

CT scan and lab work: At a minimum, a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis (with either chest x-ray or chest ct) with and without IV contrast. Complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic panel. Additional studies can be done depending on presence of symptoms (eg, bone scan, or MRI brain). ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Williamson
164 doctors shared insights

Hypernephroma (Overview)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with rqpwjc to login.


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What are the symptoms of hypernephroma?

What are the symptoms of hypernephroma?

Usually asymptomatic: Most kidney tumors are picked up incidentally on imaging for other reasons. The classic triad of symtoms--bleeding, flank pain, mass--is rarely occurs these days. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Kidney Disease (Checklist)

Reduce stress in your life: Stress causes cysts to grow faster
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Adequate daily fluid intake is a requirement for all patients with PKD
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What is the treatment for hypernephroma?

What is the treatment for hypernephroma?

It depends: Kidney cancer ("renal cell carcinoma") is primarily a surgically treated disease involving removal of the tumor or the entire kidney and tumor depending on the situation. In cases where the cancer has spread, newer medications are showing higher response rates than older immune-stimulating treatments which can also be very effective, but in a small number of patients (each with or without surgery). ...Read more

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Does votrient (pazopanib) for kidney cancer sometimes get rid of the cancer or is it just to treat symptomsk?

Does votrient (pazopanib) for kidney cancer sometimes get rid of the cancer or is it just to treat symptomsk?

Does not cure it: Votrient (pazopanib) is an oral medicine that can treat metastatic kidney cancer. It has been shown to help prevent progression and death from cancer when compared to placebo (sugar pill). It can help get and keep kidney cancer under control, but cannot cure the cancer (make it go away and stay away). ...Read more

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Managing Mild Kidney Failure (Checklist)

Make certain your blood pressure is at the low prescribed target
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Make certain your cholesterol has been monitored and treated
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Make certain your blood sugars are well managed
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Minimize weight gain and lose weight if you are overweight.
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Is kidney cancer genetic?

Is kidney cancer genetic?

Some forms are: There are a number of hereditary forms of kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma), most frequently von hippel lindau. Others include tuberous sclerosis complex, hereditary non-vhl clear cell renal cell carcinoma, hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma (hprcc), birt-hogg-dubé syndrome (bhd), and hereditary leiomyomatosis/renal cell carcinoma (hlrcc). These have specific findings for each. Ask a doc. ...Read more

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How can you prevent kidney cancer?

How can you prevent kidney cancer?

You can't: There is no way to prevent kidney cancer. There are some risk factors for kidney cancer, but even if one does not have any risk factors, it can still develop, even if you live a healthy lifestyle. There is a sporadic form of kidney cancer that can occur even without any risk factors or family history of cancers. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hypernephroma?

CT scan and lab work: At a minimum, a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis (with either chest x-ray or chest ct) with and without IV contrast. Complete blood count and comprehensive metabolic panel. Additional studies can be done depending on presence of symptoms (eg, bone scan, or MRI brain). ...Read more

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Dr. Terence Chapman
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Kidney Cancer (Definition)

Kidney cancer is a medical condition in which there is over proliferation of certain abnormal cell types found in the kidneys. Symptoms include abdominal mass, abdominal fullness or pain, blood in the urine, ...Read more