Kidney cancer is the disease which originates in the kidney cells, it happens when one or both kidneys grow out of control and form a tumour.
Are kidney cancer and chronic kidney disease related to each other?
The answer is Yes, Chronic kidney disease (CKD) and cancer are related to each other in a number of ways in both directions: cancer can cause CKD through adverse effects of therapies, while CKD may conversely be a risk factor for cancer as they share common risk factors and often toxins.
Kidney cancer is not uncommon and usually diagnosed in age 50 to 70.
No one knows when a person can get a kidney disease or cancer. it is better to be cautious about your health and take certain care to possibly prevent kidney cancer.
A mass or lump can appear in the abdomen side, it can feel like a hard, thickening or bulging bump under the skin. If you feel any of these symptoms, do consult a urologist immediately.
The actual diagnosis of kidney cancer is made by looking at the sample of kidney cells in the lab or sometimes by imaging tests. If you think you have possible signs and symptoms of kidney cancer, go see your urologist right away.
Best treatment options for renal cell cancer.
Other possible options for Treatment of Kidney Cancer, depending on case to case basis:
Renal cell cancer is mainly treated by surgery with or without targeted therapy or immunotherapy. Renal cell cancer is usually Radiotherapy and chemotherapy resistant and usually not administered.
Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours treatment
Wilms tumour and other childhood kidney tumours are usually treated with Nephroureterectomy, the surgery to remove whole kidney. Lymph nodes are also removed and checked for signs of cancer.
A radical open nephrectomy is a major surgery for suspected kidney cancer patients, in this surgery surgeon removes the whole kidney, the fatty tissues surrounding the kidney and a portion of the tube connecting the kidney to the bladder (ureter). Surgeon might also remove the adrenal glands that sits atop the kidney if a tumour is close to or involves adrenal gland.
A partial nephrectomy is an operation to remove part of the kidney. Usually, the operation is done to remove a small tumour, but sometimes to remove a complex cyst or other abnormality. It involves removing just the affected part of the kidney and not all of it.
This surgery may be suitable for people who have tumours in one or both kidneys, including people who only have one kidney.
Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy is removing only the part of the kidney containing the tumour, using a telescopic technique. Laparoscopic partial nephrectomy can also be performed using robotic assistance. As the detection of small renal masses by widespread abdominal imaging continues to increase, so will the demand for minimally invasive nephron-sparing procedures.
When you arrive in the “pre-op” area, the anaesthesiologist will prepare you for surgery. After the surgeon has completed the procedure, the incision is closed, and a dressing is applied. Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may begin your recovery in intensive care where you can be closely monitored for a day or more, or you may be transferred to a hospital room.
Care for people diagnosed with cancer does not end when active treatment has finished. Your Urologist/health care team will continue to check that the cancer has not come back, manage any side effects, and monitor your overall health.