Last updated: 8 Nov 2021 | 2515 Views |
Kidney cancer is an organ above the waist. There is one on each side that filters the blood and eliminates waste. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer, approximately 90-95%, but the incidence rate in patients is still uncommon. The age of the symptoms is 50-70 years.
The exact cause is unknown, however, risk factors include alcohol, smoking, radiation, work involving petroleum, asbestos, and patients with von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis, p olycystic.
kidney disease increases the risk of cancer
Initially there are no symptoms. As the tumor grows, there may be blood in the urine, lumps in the body, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever and abdominal pain.
from X-ray, CT, MRI, ultrasound and biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. CT MRI to assess the enlargement and spread to the lymph nodes of the cancer in order to plan treatment.
Surgery to remove all nearby kidneys, adrenal glands, lymph nodes, or perform arterial embolization to allow the blood supply to the cancer cells to atrophy. Lack of blood and oxygen to the cells. Radiation to kill cancer cells. and reduce pain chemotherapy is to use drugs to kill cells Not much help against cancer cells. Immunosuppressants such as interferon, sunitinib, bevacizumab are considered effective treatments for the patient.
Things to do
Should understand the diagnosis and treatment of cancer itself, using specialists in many fields.
See your doctor if you have blood in your urine or stomach pain.
You should notify your doctor if you have a fever after surgery.
Should notify the doctor if pus flows from the surgical wound.
Remember that every treatment has side effects such as surgery and the risk of infection. Radiation makes the skin dry, red, itchy.
Chemotherapy causes nausea, vomiting, hair loss.
Do not be afraid to seek opinions from others.