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Dr. James Krick
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Renal Cell Cancer (Overview)

Renal cell cancer is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the cells of the kidney, leading to urinary changes, abdominal pain, and weight loss.


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What's renal cell cancer?

What's renal cell cancer?

Kidney malignancy: Renal cell cancer is a primary malignancy of the kidney . It may have a clear cell appearance on pathology. A nephrectomy is the primary choice of therapy. Renal cell cancer may show up in the lung as a lung mass. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
230 doctors shared insights

Renal Cell Cancer (Overview)

Renal cell cancer is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the cells of the kidney, leading to urinary changes, abdominal pain, and weight loss.


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What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

Hematuria,pain,mass.: This cancer presents with a classic triad of hematuria, flank pain, and a flank mass, but in only about 10-20% of patients. The most common individual symptoms are hematuria (40%), flank pain (40%), palpable mass (33%), and weight loss (33%). Symptoms like erythrocytosis (3%), hypercalcemia (5%), and non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction (15%) can also occur. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Urine

Persistent hematuria should be evaluated for infection, renal cancer, stone, and cystitis. ...See more

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Living with Sickle Cell Disease (Checklist)

Keep doctor's appointments
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Go to lab appointments
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Keep oxygen up by maintaining low weight, no smoking
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My daughter was diagnosed with renal cell cancer. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?

It depends: Renal cell carcinoma is curable if it's early stage and confined to the kidney and treated with surgery. If it has spreaded beyond the kidney, there are chemotherapy treatments available to help to control the disease that have spreaded. ...Read more

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What are the tests for renal cell cancer?

What are the tests for renal cell cancer?

CT scan w. contrast: (iv contrast). Renal ultrasound will also demonstrate kidney tumors but not nearly the detail of ultrasound. Ultimate test is microscopic pathalogical examination of tumor after it has been removed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dealing with Blood in Urine (Tip)

Dealing with Blood in Urine

Smoking increases the risk of bladder cancer. Watch for blood in urine. ...See 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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Mother of my baby has renal cell cancer. What does this mean for future?

Need more info: Depends to the extent she has the cancer. If it was limited to the kidney and she had a nephrectomy then she has the possiblity of cure indefinitely, that depends on how extensive it involved the kidney. Sometimes these cancers even early stage can recur unexpectedly years later. If more advanced then outlook can be much more concerning. Talk with the urologist and oncologist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for renal cell cancer?

What is the treatment for renal cell cancer?

Nephrectomy: Surgical removal of affected kidney, or sometimes partial nephrectomy if tumor is confined to one end of kidney. Some urologists use a technique known as hand assisted laparascopic nephrectomy or partial nephrectomy; this is less invasive than performing surgery entirely through a large flank or abdominal incision. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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