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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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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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How did i get kidney cancer?

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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Is it possible to get kidney cancer twice?

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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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?

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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Could you tell me what's the chances of kidney cancer coming in your kidney but only this time in both?

Could you tell me what's the chances of kidney cancer coming in your kidney but only this time in both?

Rare: Bilateral kidney cancers at the same time are rare, perhaps ~2% of the time. Though this rate increases with certain genetic disorders. ...Read more

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Can a 6 month old baby get some sort of kidney cancer?

Can a 6 month old baby get some sort of kidney cancer?

Yes.: There are several kidney cancers. Common in infants are neuroblastoma, mesoblastic nephroma and wilms. All of these tumor's can be treated successfully. ...Read more

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I had a kidney cancer when i was kid , im asking about the chances that any kind of cancer could come back again anywhere else to me in the long run ?

I had a kidney cancer when i was kid , im asking about the chances that any kind of cancer could come back again anywhere else to me in the long run ?

More info needed: Most likely you had Wilms tumor ( neuroblastoma ) detected at a early stage most likely you are cured . Unfortunately you are at a higher risk than people who never had malignant disease best management for you see your oncologist for regular follow up , and keep with remarkable progress in treatment of malignant diseases best cures are ahead , do not get disheartened .Good Luck ...Read more

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I have testicular cancer and kidney cancer. Chance the cancer will come back somewhere else in me?

I have testicular cancer and kidney cancer. Chance the cancer will come back somewhere else in me?

Possible: Kidney cancer is usually curable when detected at an early stage and is still confined to the kidney. Testicular cancer is curable in the majority of cases. The fact that you had 2 different cancers puts you at risk for a third one especially if you received chemo for testicular cancer. Clinical surveillance and consistent follow up with your physician is prudent. ...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


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