About Kidney Cancer
Kidney Cancer is cancer that originates in the kidney. (Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist) They're located behind your abdominal (abdomen) organs, with one kidney on each side of your spine.
- Blood in your urine (Pee).
- A lump in your side or abdomen (side).
- A loss of appetite.
- A pain in your side that doesn't go away.
- Weight loss that occurs for no known reason.
Although the cause of cancer is not known, some risk factors include:
high blood pressure
Being a man (men are at higher risk)
What does Kidney cancer look Like??
Note: Kidney cancer is not always located in the same place
Stages of Kidney Cancer
Staging is a way of describing where the cancer is located, if or where it has spread, and whether it is affecting other parts of the body (metastasis). Doctors use diagnostic tests to find out the cancer's stage, so staging may not be complete until all the tests are finished. Knowing the stage helps the doctor to decide what kind of treatment is best and can help predict a patient's chances of recovery. (Metastasis- You cancer has spread to other body organs)
Here are some treatment options Radical nephrectomy, Partial nephrectomy,Laparoscopic , robotic surgery, and Radiation.
-You can have surgery to remove the Kidney cancer if it has not metastasis
It is important to realize that with timely diagnosis and treatment, Kidney cancer can be cured. If found early, the survival rates for patients with kidney cancer ranges from 79% to 100% percent. Remission (When cancer stops growing for a little while/Staying in a little spot, cancer can always come back) is possible
Some Kidney Cancer Survivors
*For more information on these patients and there story Google there names