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How is kidney cancer different for a diabetic?

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In brief: Kidney function

Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for losing renal function and possibly needing dialysis.
So, a diabetic patient with a kidney cancer may need to have more consideration for a partial nephrectomy for a kidney cancer. This is wheer only the tumor and a surrounding rim of normal tissue are removed frm the kidyney. Your urologist would determine the best and safets approach.

In brief: Kidney function

Patients with diabetes are at greater risk for losing renal function and possibly needing dialysis.
So, a diabetic patient with a kidney cancer may need to have more consideration for a partial nephrectomy for a kidney cancer. This is wheer only the tumor and a surrounding rim of normal tissue are removed frm the kidyney. Your urologist would determine the best and safets approach.
Dr. Howard Adler
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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: No diff

Not different. But some medication used to tx kidney cancer can cause problems with blood sugar control in diabetics.

In brief: No diff

Not different. But some medication used to tx kidney cancer can cause problems with blood sugar control in diabetics.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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