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Is kidney transplantation a viable option for people with kidney cancer?

Is kidney transplantation a viable option for people with kidney cancer?

Yes: Small cancers found incidentally have little impact on the ability to get a kidney transplant. Larger tumors or those that have spread away from the kidney will require the patient to wait a period of time (usually 3-5 years) to make sure that the cancer is "cured" before they are allowed to receive a kidney transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Is it possible to get kidney cancer one year after kidney transplant? At stage 3 is it curable?

Is it possible to get kidney cancer one year after kidney transplant? At stage 3 is it curable?

Yes: Very low liklihood , but possible! possible to cure also with combination surgery, chemo radiation as appropriate from pathology. ...Read more

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If a cancerous kidney was transplanted to a different person, would that person then develop kidney cancer?

If a cancerous kidney was transplanted to a different person, would that person then develop kidney cancer?

Yes: If a kidney that is transplanted has cancer in it, then the recepient will continue to have the same cancer and it will continue to grow. If not treated, it will metastasize and spread. Many tests are performed prior to transplantation to prevent this from occuring. ...Read more

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My daughter had a kidney transplant 3 yrs ago, now in rejection, Is a 2nd transplant an option?

My daughter had a kidney transplant 3 yrs ago, now in rejection, Is a 2nd transplant an option?

Yes, ...: Getting a second kidney transplant is an option after failing to "permanently" retaining the first one. However, the contributing factors to decide if she is suitable for a second one should be scrutinized harder than before in terms of her general mental / physical health, other medical co- morbidity, her coping will. So, work closely with the doc to assess the balance between needs & possibility ...Read more

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Are there any non-surgical options for kidney cancer?

Less Invasive Yes: Cryoablation/radiofrequency ablation--needle through the skin into the tumor freezing/burning the tumor. Otherwise progression is expected. If you are 46 you should seriously consider having surgery. Without extension (or mets), surgery is associated with great results with only a 10% per year recurrence rate and no requirement for chemotherapy. Chemo is generally not given without surgery. ...Read more

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What are some non-surgical options for kidney cancer?

What are some non-surgical options for kidney cancer?

Several: Several approaches used short of surgical resection of a kidney tumor. it depends on size of lesion. Chemo-embolization, by injecting chemotherapy directly into the renal artery can be used. For RT, Cyberknife treatment covers a larger field than gamma knife also available in lesions smaller than 6 cm. Recent interventional cryoablation data show near 100 percent control.in the smaller tumor ...Read more

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Can we masturbate after kidney transplant! and after how much time having sex will be a good option? ?

Can we masturbate after kidney transplant! and after how much time having sex will be a good option? ?

Both ok: In general, waiting about 4-6 weeks for the surgical site to heal is advisable. After that, have fun. If you do masturbate, make sure that you ejaculate and don't force it retrograde into the bladder. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about non surgical options for kidney cancer?

Can you tell me about non surgical options for kidney cancer?

None for early stage: non operable cases palliation only by chemotherapy radiation , or even combination.Follow your doctor's advise . ...Read more

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Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?

RCC: The American Cancer Society reports the following five-year survival rates: •stage 1: 81 percent •stage 2: 74 percent •stage 3: 53 percent •stage 4: 8 percent ...Read more

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I had a kidney transplant from a live donor who got stomach cancer about a year later, now 3 years since surgery. Will i also contract cancer since i got the kidney from the donor?

I had a kidney transplant from a live donor who got stomach cancer about a year later, now 3 years since surgery. Will i also contract cancer since i got the kidney from the donor?

Not likely: While some malignancies may be related to viral infections, and potentially transmitted by tissue, gastric cancer from a renal transplant is unlikely. As a transplant recipient, however, your immunosuppressive medications and exposure to biologic agents do predispose you to other types of neoplasms. See your doctor regularly. ...Read more

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How do I get a kidney transplant?

How do I get a kidney transplant?

Need a Tx Center: You need to be evaluated by the transplant team at an approved transplant center. They will go over the process and describe what is required to be wait listed for a kidney. One early suggestion, avoid any blood transfusions until you are evaluated. If you become sensitized from an elective blood transfusion, you may wait years or never receive a kidney. ...Read more

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Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Are kids born in need of a kidney transplant?

Can happen: Children can be born without kidneys or kidney function at all. It will be hard for them to survive. Many in fact also have other congenital anomalies including severe brain deformities which limit their survival. Early childhood renal failure is usually first treated with dialysis in order to restore nutrition and growth. Transplant comes later. ...Read more

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Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Who are best candidates for kidney transplant?

Renal failure alone: Anyone with permanent renal failure that has the mental and physical capacity to adhere to the medical regimen required to keep the kidney functioning. There are some excluding factors such as severe cardiovascular disease, prior cancers or infections, other progressive diseases that are not resolved, or psychological limitations. The best candidates would be those without other diseases. ...Read more

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What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

What is the nerve supply for kidney transplant?

Usually divided: There are several neural inputs to the orthotopic kidney (in its natural position) that travel along with the blood vessels. However, these are divided when the kidney is removed for transplant and not re-attached. Usually there is little sensatoin/pain with a transplant kidney. However, overlying tissues such as peritoneum in the recipient can cause pain during certain diseases. ...Read more

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What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

What can I expect at a kidney transplant evaluation?

See below: Evaluation for kidney transplant is done by the transplant team at most institutions.These may include a transplant coordinator, the surgeon, the nephrologist, social worker.They all will evaluate your condition and educate you about kidney transplant.They may not do it all on the same day. They present their findings to a transplant committee. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Please help! what is the procedure for kidney transplant?

Inserting new kidney: Healthy kidney obtained from a cadaver or live donor who is as close as possible to being a perfect tissue match to proposed recipient. Kidney is inserted into recipient by joining arteries ; veins of donor kidney to those of recipient ; donor ureter to recipient bladder. See diagram. Recipient then requires medication to try ; prevent recipient's body fro rejecting this new ; foreign organ. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

What is the definition or description of: kidney transplant?

Kidney's moving day: Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from one person into another. ...Read more

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How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

How risky is a kidney transplant for the doner and receiver?

Depends: Living donor mortality is less than 1% as for the recipient, depends on their pre existing medical condition, especially cardiac and other disease states, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

What are the shots a kidney transplant person should not get?

Live attenuated vac: Any vaccines that contain live attenuated viruses such as MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) need to be avoided. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

What exactly does it mean to be on 'the list' for a kidney transplantation?

On the UNOS computer: In the US, organs are "allocated" through a computerized system. Only patients actively on the UNOS computer have access to organs. All donors are entered into the computer too. Based on factors that are specific for each organ such as waiting time, ABO blood type, geographic location, Pt size, closeness of matching of HLA type, etc. A "list" is generated for each organ for each donor. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Kidney Transplant (Definition)

Kidneys anatomically require connection to an artery for blood supply, a vein for blood drainage and the bladder for urine outflow. In a transplant a healthy kidney is disconnected from its usual attachments and moved to a new location with those 3 requirements (artery, vein, bladder). This may be an auto-txp - somewhere else in your own body; or an allo-txp -from ...Read more