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Doctor insights on: Kidney Cancer Exercise Fitness Programs

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Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

It depends: It depends on the extend of disease. Patients with kidney cancer can present with a range of symptoms; unfortunately, many patients are without symptoms until the disease is advanced.Clinical manifestation may include- blood in the urine, weakness, low grade fever, decreased apetite, abdominal /pelvic discomfort , etc. ...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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For what length of time can you have kidney cancer without it being obvious?

For what length of time can you have kidney cancer without it being obvious?

Impossible to say: For sure. Kidney cancer symptom is usually blood in urine, but this is a late sign when you can see the gross blood in urine. It is usually picked up when doctor does a urine test and it contains red blood cells that are not visible to naked eye. Sometimes it is found on an imaging study which was being performed for an unrelated reason. I can go for years without detection. ...Read more

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If my kidney hurts and symptoms are a lot like kidney cancer, should I get checked out?

If my kidney hurts and symptoms are a lot like kidney cancer, should I get checked out?

See below: It is unlikely that a person can localize pain to the kidney. It would have helped if you had listed the symptoms, as early kidney cancer may not have any. If you must, discuss it with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How fast can grade 3 kidney cancer grow?

How fast can grade 3 kidney cancer grow?

Unpredictable: Kidney cancers can be unpredictable in their growth and spread. In studies where tumors have been monitored and not removed, the overall size on x-rays appears to increase relatively slowly since many cells have to grow before resulting in a measured difference in the diameter of the tumor. However, it would be unusual to monitor a known grade 3 tumor without removing it. ...Read more

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How typical is bladder/kidney cancer in a 27 year old man?

How typical is bladder/kidney cancer in a 27 year old man?

Uncommon ...: It is uncommon to see bladder/kidney cancer in a 27-yr0-old man. Bladder cancer most frequently happen to men >60s and women >70s and kidney cancer, in 50-70s of men or women. More detail? Ask your treating doc timely. ...Read more

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How long will treatment for kidney cancer last?

Depend on stage: If caught early- the best treatment will be surgery to cure the cancer. If unresectable or in advance stage with cancer spreading to other organ- treatment would be an oral smart medicine like tyrosine kinase inhibitor ( sunitinib, sorafenib, pazopanib) vs m-tor inhibitor vs interleukin-2 etc.This treatment will need to be continued as long as it is tolerated and as long as it continues to work. ...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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How long do I have to decide on what type of treatments for kidney cancer?

How long do I have to decide on what type of treatments for kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer: If diagnosed with such a cancer i advise to within a month, if the lesion is in the t1 category you do have more time most likely. Always get a second opinion before any procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Program (Definition)

There are many benefits to being active during pregnancy. You may not feel great every day of your pregnancy, but exercise should make you feel better overall and may help prepare you for labor and childbirth. There are some conditions or symptoms that may make exercising during pregnancy inadvisable. Talk with your health care provider about the exercise that ...Read more


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