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Doctor insights on: Kidney Cancer At A Young Age

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Can a 25 year young female have kidney cancer?

Can a 25 year young female have kidney cancer?

Rare but possible: Kidney cancers (renal cell cancer) are rare in young people, of the total aprx 38, 000 75% are 60 yrs or over, 1.4 % in the age of 20 to 34 years. Incidence in female is slightly less. ...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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My mother died of kidney cancer at age 71. Is this hereditary? Should I have yearly scans?

My mother died of kidney cancer at age 71. Is this hereditary? Should I have yearly scans?

It depends: Kidney cancer at a later age like in your mother's case is more likely to be sporadic than familial. Other factors to consider include asking if anybody else in your family has a history of cancer including kidney cancer. If nobody else has a history, i would recommend your routine yearly doctor visits, screening tests, etc. Yearly cts would be most likely be overkill. ...Read more

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How many types of kidney cancer are there? Male, age 55, just removed a tumor in the brain does this mean stage 4?

~Ten important types: And some rare ones. If it's from the brain, it's stage 4. A pathologist can often tell the location of the primary tumor just from a piece of that mass that spread to the brain. ...Read more

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Age 29. Dull kidney pain for 5 days after binge drinking. Worse at night. BUN 24, creat .93, BUN/creat 26, eGFR 111. CBC normal. Kidney cancer likely?

Age 29. Dull kidney pain for 5 days after binge drinking. Worse at night. BUN 24, creat .93, BUN/creat 26, eGFR 111. CBC normal. Kidney cancer likely?

Kidney: If you continue to abuse your health with "binge drinking" you will be dealing with real and serious health issues such as liver and kidney failure as well as diabetes etc. Why did you go straight past real problems to a highly unlikely "kidney cancer"? clearly you had a medical workup and your doctor would have answered that question. Do you have a general anxiety diagnosis? are you on any meds? ...Read more

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Is kidney cancer lethal?

Is kidney cancer lethal?

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 often curable by surgery. Metastatic kidney cancer, however, has a very poor prognosis. ...Read more

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Is kidney cancer hereditary?

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 kidney cancer but they are rare. A well known example is von hippel-lindau syndrome. ...Read more

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How common is kidney cancer?

How common is kidney cancer?

Relatively uncommon: Kidney cancer is the sixth and eighth leading cause of new cancers in men and women in 2012, respectively. An estimated 40, 250 cases in men and 24, 520 in women are projected in 2012, which represents 5% and 3% of new cancer diagnoses for men and women, respectively. ...Read more

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How did i get kidney cancer?

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 factors including environmental exposures and possibly diet smoking and obesity can lead to genetic mutations in kidney cells which if not properly repaired can lead to uncontrolled growth sometimes with the ability to spread far from the kidney. ...Read more

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Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more