Kidney cancer affects your kidneys which are two organs that have a shape like beans. They are present behind the abdominal organs with each kidney on the side of the spine. Renal cell carcinoma in adults is the most common kidney cancer. Young children, on the other hand, suffer from a type of kidney cancer known as Wilm’s tumor.
What are the Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
People suffering from kidney cancer may not experience some symptoms at first. However, when the tumor starts to grow large, other symptoms begin to appear. Some symptoms are listed below.
- Loss of appetite.
- Blood in the urine.
- Lump in the side of the abdomen.
- Pain on one side that will not leave.
- Weight loss for no reason.
- Extreme fatigue.
- Swelling on the legs and ankles.
- Fever not caused by infection or cold lasting for weeks.
- Coughing of Blood.
- Shortness of breath.
- Pain in bones.
Kidney Cancer Diagnosis
A doctor can make a diagnosis on whether you have kidney cancer or not through the help of the following tests.
- Urine Tests.
- Blood Tests.
- MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
- Renal mass biopsy
- Computed tomography (CAT or CT)
What are Treatment Options of Kidney Cancer
- Surgery for Kidney Cancer
- Radical nephrectomy works by removing the kidney. Additionally, it removes the surrounding lymph nodes. The entire procedure can be done with the help of a laparoscope by making a small incision.
- Simple nephrectomy only involves the removal of the kidney.
- Partial nephrectomy eliminates cancer from your kidney along with the nearby tissue. Patients with small tumors, less than four centimeters can choose this procedure.
- Biologic Therapy
- Targeted Therapy
- Radiation Therapy
If Kidney cancer is diagnosed, relieving symptoms remains an important part of cancer care and treatment. If you are experiening the symptoms, changes in your Body, Consult with Dr. Ashish Pokharkar Best Cancer Specialist in Pune. He can offer you proper treatment and diagnosis for kidney cancer.