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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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What are symptoms of kidney cancer?

What are symptoms of kidney cancer?

X-ray: In the past, most kidney cancers were detected at a high stage or late stage (the cancer has grown large and invaded other structures) and therefore the signs were a large mass that can be felt, hematuria, or side/back pain. However today many kidney cancers are being detected at an early stage (small and limited to the kidney) because patients have x-rays (ct scan) for other reasons. ...Read more

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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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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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What are symptoms of a child with kidney cancer?

What are symptoms of a child with kidney cancer?

The common: Scenario is mom or dad bathing the baby and feeling a mass in the belly. The findings are of a growing mass over time, not the kidney not working. Sometimes the mass is large enough to cause poor feeding and vomiting. ...Read more

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What symptoms usually go along with kidney cancer?

What symptoms usually go along with kidney cancer?

Usually none...: The classic triad of abdominal pain, hematuria, and palpable mass are very rarely seen these days. Most cases of kidney cancer are incidentally found during imaging for other issues. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the early symptoms of a kidney cancer?

Can someone tell me the early symptoms of a kidney cancer?

Blood in urine: There are no good early symptoms, other than small quantities of blood in urine that may require microscopic examination of urine. Other symptoms may be flank discomfort, ruddiness of coomplexion, weakness and renal colic if there are blood cloots due to frank bleeding. ...Read more

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What symptoms would a person have if they have kidney cancer?

What symptoms would a person have if they have kidney cancer?

Gross hematuria: Or visible blood in urine, but this is a late symptom unfortunately. Most curable kidney cancers are found incidentally when an imaging study, such as ultrasound, ct, or mri, is done for an unrelated condition. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of a young woman getting kidney cancer?

What is the likelihood of a young woman getting kidney cancer?

Depends on age: What you consider young, but without symptoms, chances are low. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms you would get in a case of kidney cancer?

What are the symptoms you would get in a case of kidney cancer?

See list: Flank pain.
Hematuria.
Flank mass.
Weight loss.
Occasionally symptoms of metastatic disease (bone pain).

In rare cases unusual syndromes mimicking other medical conditions can be the presenting symptom. These are called "paraneoplastic syndromes".

Most kidney cancers in the modern era are detected incidentally or have few if any of the above symptoms. ...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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Do you know the signs and symptoms of kidney cancer in adults?

Do you know the signs and symptoms of kidney cancer in adults?

Blood, pain, mass.: There is a classic triad of hematuria (blood in urine), flank pain, and abdominal mass this presents with, but is seen in only 10-20% of patients. Hematuria (40%), flank pain (40%), mass (33%), and weight loss (33%) are the most common individual syndromes. Paraneoplastic syndromes-erythrocytosis (3%), hypercalcemia (5%), and nonmetastatic hepatic dysfunction (stauffer's syndrome) (15%) occur. ...Read more

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Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

It can be: Blood in the urine can be due to a number of issues - both benign and malignant. Kidney cancer - both localized and advanced may lbe casues of hematuria. If you do have blood in the urine, it needs to be evaluated by a urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Does votrient (pazopanib) for kidney cancer sometimes get rid of the cancer or is it just to treat symptomsk?

Does not cure it: Votrient (pazopanib) is an oral medicine that can treat metastatic kidney cancer. It has been shown to help prevent progression and death from cancer when compared to placebo (sugar pill). It can help get and keep kidney cancer under control, but cannot cure the cancer (make it go away and stay away). ...Read more

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No symptoms and felt fine til they told me I had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?

No symptoms and felt fine til they told me I had stage IV primary lung cancer / 2nd kidney cancer. Is it that unusual or rare for a person to live a long normal life without ever knowing they have it?

Lung cancer: About 35-40% patients when diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc do not have symptoms and signs of that and it is found as part of routine imaging or based on some very subtle and non specific signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal us show your kidneys? I have hematuria on dipstick, afraid of kidney cancer. 30yr old female.

Can a transvaginal us show your kidneys? I have hematuria on dipstick, afraid of kidney cancer. 30yr old female.

No: Transvaginal ultrasound is best used to look at structures related to uterus and ovaries. To visualize the kidntey one needs at CAT scan or MRI. Angiograms of the kidney are also used occasionally to visualize the vascular supply to a kidney lesion. The presence of hematuria should first be checked out by cystoscopy to see if there is a bladder lesion. ...Read more

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Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Yes: There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. ...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?

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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How is kidney cancer treated?

Usually surgery: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery if the cancer is confined to the kidney. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal (called partial nephrectomy) of just the tumor portion of the kidney is recommended. The majority is treated minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic/robotic-assisted surgery. Cancer spread from kidney may be treated with chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How can I treat kidney cancer?

How can I treat kidney cancer?

Surgery or ChemoRad: The most common treatment for kidney cancer that has not spread is surgery to remove the kidney (a nephrectomy). If the tumor is small enough, it could be done by removing part of the kidney to preserve some kidney function on that side (a partial nephrectomy). These surgeries can be done open, laparoscopic, or robotic-assisted laparoscopic. Cancers that have spread require chemo and/or radiation. ...Read more

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How is kidney cancer diagnosed?

Primarily imaging: Most kidney cancers are found through some type of imaging modality (e.g. Ct scan, mri, etc), although some can be picked up through looking at the cells present in a urine sample. ...Read more

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How fast can kidney cancer grow?

Variable: Generally speaking, the single strongest predictor of growth rate of kidney cancer is fuhrman grade. Grade refers to microscopic features of the tumor cell nucleus. Certain cell types or variants of kidney cancer may also be associated with rapid growth in that they may typically act aggressively and are usually high grade cancers (eg, collecting duct and medullary cancers). ...Read more

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How aggressive is kidney cancer?

How aggressive is kidney cancer?

Aggressive: Kidney cancer is generally aggressive. There are varying degrees of aggressiveness which is determined by biopsy after the kidney is removed. Untreated aggressive kidney cancer is usually fatal. The treatment of choice is surgery. ...Read more

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What are cause of kidney cancer?

What are cause of kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer: You should see your urologist and also look at nccn. Org but smoking. About a third of kidney cancers are thought to be caused by smoking. Some of the chemicals from tobacco get into the body and are passed out in urine. These chemicals in the urine can be damaging (carcinogenic) to kidney tubule cells.
Other chemical carcinogens. Some workplace chemicals have been linked to an increased risk. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kidney cancer?

Imaging: The vast majority of kidney cancers are found by imaging (ct scan or mri) either in symptomatic patients (flank pain, blood in urine, etc.) or fortuitously while investigating an unrelated problem. ...Read more

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Is everyone at risk for kidney cancer?

Is everyone at risk for kidney cancer?

Yes: While there is some genetic propensity for the development of renal cell cancer, the majority of cases develop spontaneously. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have kidney cancer?

Medical imaging: Most kidney tumors today are found early by imaging i.e. Ultrasounds or ct scans done for other reasons. Many other are diagnosed becoause of blood in the urine_ hematuria. Larger tumors may cause pain or fever. ...Read more

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Could a kidney cancer exist for 17 years?

Could a kidney cancer exist for 17 years?

Yes: At autopsy, I've often found tiny cancers and thought, "Maybe it would have been big enough to be a problem in maybe twenty years." ...Read more

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Is it possible to get kidney cancer twice?

Yes: Some patients develop multiple tumors in the same kidney (if the first was removed by partial removal of the kidney) or in the opposite. Often the second tumor is unrelated to the first. Multiple tumors in a young person is sometimes due to an inherited condition. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of kidney cancer?

Are there different kinds of kidney cancer?

Yes: The two major types of kidney cancers are: (a) arising from renal tubules, renal cell carcinoma, is the more common of the two, (b) tumors arising from the pelvic epithelium, transitional cell carcinomas. ...Read more

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What can I try at home to treat kidney cancer?

What can I try at home to treat kidney cancer?

See your doctor: Kidney cancer is a potentially fatal illness that needs to be treated by trained specialists. They will "stage" the cancer before recommending appropriate treatment. There are no effective home treatments. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting kidney cancer?

What are the chances of getting kidney cancer?

Low: The chances of any indiviudal developing kidney cancer is extremely low. However if you smoke or have a family history of cancer, then your chances increases. ...Read more

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What are the different types of kidney cancer?

Quite a few: 2 most common kidney cancers in adults are renal cell, tumor of the functioning cells of kidney & transitional cell cancer, tumor of kidney lining. Children get wilm's tumors, which can even be congenital. Then there are sarcomatous cancers rare liposarcomas & leomyosarcomas, also neuroblastomas can arise in kidney. Cancers elsewhere in body can metastacise to kidney and present as kidney cancer. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

What are the different stages of kidney cancer?

Variable: Simply:
local
regional
metastatic - widespread

their are sizes, grades, histology and more formal tmn stages. ...Read more

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Does the diet affect the risk of kidney cancer?

Unknown: There are theories that high protein diets are associated with kidney cancer, and that obesity may be a risk factor. There is little, if any, direct evidence linking diet to kidney cancer. ...Read more

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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