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Robotic Surgery For Kidney Cancer
Depends...: It depends on the reason for not having surgery. If surgery is not done because of medical ineligibility then there are methods to control cancer symptoms- embolization, cryotherapy, oral chemotherapy, radiiation, etc. Without any treatment symptoms such as urinary bleeding, pain, weight loss, and general failure occurs over time. Discuss with your oncologist and urologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My wife has 4th stage kidney cancer she is very weak weight 96 lbs. Chemo did not work she started chemo pills votrient. Should surgery be consider?
Surgery not helpful: Your wife has metastatic RCC and has poor performance status. Surgery is likely not an option because it cannot remove all of the metastatic disease, even if your wife could survive such an extensive surgery. Votrient has shown the ability to prolong time to progression of RCC (9.2 months versus 4.2 months for placebo) but no statistically significant prolongation of life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More info needed: Yes but just because 83 yr old you don't write of people in cancer treatment , could be very healthy 83 , stage of the disease, health status , patient's own desire etc are all the factors to consider, for aggressive treatment, of course end stage, disease palliation and hospice care , make as comfortable as possible is the option at any age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The adrenal gland is a small but very important organ that sits on top of each kidney. During kidney cancer surgery, it has been traditionally removed as part of the surgery to remove the kidney cancer. However, there is a lot of recent data to show that it does not need to be removed with the kidney as long as certain criteria are met such as size of the kidney tumor, location of tumor, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could be the result of an alkaline phosphate of 149...History of kidney cancer in past, had surgery to remove it.
Nonspecific: Alkaline phosphatase is a blood test that can be elevated in both diseases of the liver or the bone. Conceivably if kidney cancer spreads to either the liver or bone, the alp may become elevated especially if the spread is quite extensive. However, other benign conditions can lead to alp elevations such as infection, paget's disease of the bone, hepatitis, inflammation. Get a thorough check up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2012 was diagnosed w/ kidney cancer, had surgery removed 18% of left kidney.Having reoccuring UTI sence im scared could cancer be coming back?
Not likely: Recurrent UTI is not necessarily due to your kidney cancer. In fact the two conditions are not related. Since your tumor was probebly quite small when it was removed(in 2012) it is quite unlikely to come back so soon. You should go see your gynecologist or family doctor and ask for their advice as to how to stop the recurring uti...I think they will find you a solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Renal Cell Carcinoma - had radical nephrectomy left kidney, cancer has spread to the lungs - surgery not an option. Life expectancy w/o treatment?
Kidney cancer should I have surgery without a biopsy? The doctor recently found a growth on my kidney. I had an mri, cat, blood test and chest x-ray. No blood or protein in urine. The doctor wants to do surgery and remove all of the kidney as well. I've p
BIopsies : Biopsies are not often used to diagnose kidney tumors. The imaging studies you underwent (ct scan and mri) can provide sufficient information for a surgeon to decide if an operation is needed. A ct scan is one of the most useful imaging studies for detected kiney tumors because it gives the surgeon detailed/precise information in terms of size, location and shape of the tumor. A ct scan can also help to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. An MRI provides detailed images of the soft tissue and vessels in the body and can also be helpful in determining if the cancer has spread. Biopsies are only done on kidney tumors if the information provided in a ct scan was inconclusive. Your surgeon has enough information from the imaging studies to make valid recommendations for surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes. He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at
What is the question: We need more info. This request says 80 year old Female...is that you or the patient??? Tell us if you have shown this person to an oncologist for treatment consideration. Radiotherapy/ and chemotherapy may be useful but a good medical oncologist is what you need first. Please send us your question(say it clearly) about his lung Cancer(only) ...Read more
Davinci robotic surgery is really just a surgeon using extremely technologically advanced surgical equipment. The "robot" doesn't really do surgery, it simply acts as our hands inside the patient. It does allow us to do procedures more easily then without the robot. There are some great you tube videos of how the ...Read more
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