Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Get Treated for Kidney Cancer at the Earliest

Kidney Cancer (renal cancer) is a disease in which kidney cells become malignant and grow out of control, forming tumors. Almost all kidney cancers appear in the lining of tiny tubes in the kidney first. This kind of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma. The fact is that most of kidney cancers are treatable if diagnosed before they spread to distant organs.

What are the Symptoms?

In many cases, people may have no initial symptoms of kidney cancer. As the tumor grows larger, symptoms might appear. You may have one or more of these symptoms:
  • Blood In the urine
  • A lump in your abdomen or side
  • An appetite loss
  • Pain in your sides that doesn't go away
  • Weight Loss that occurs for no apparent reason
  • Fever that lasts for days and isn't caused by a cold or other infection
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Anemia
  • Swelling in your legs or ankles

How is it Treated?

Surgery : Depending on the location and stage of the cancer, surgery may remove either the cancer along with some of the surrounding kidney tissue

Ablation and other local therapies :  Approaches such as Cryotherapy, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and Arterial embolization can  be used to destroy kidney tumors in people  who are too sick to have a surgery

Active surveillance : This approach is used in patients with small kidney tumors

Radiation therapy : Treatment uses high-energy radiation to kill cancer cells

Targeted therapy : These Targeted drugs can often slow or shrink the growth of the cancer for a time.

Immunotherapy (biologic therapy) :  It boost the body’s immune system to help destroy or fight off cancer cells.

Chemotherapy : Anti-cancer drugs are injected in to blood and reach all areas of the body. It is useful to treat cancer that has spread to organs beyond the kidney.

With its state of the art facilities & equipments, Guru Hospital, situated in Chennai is one of the best hospitals to get treated for kidney cancer.
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