What is it?

Kidney cancer is were healthy cells in 1 or both kidneys change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a renal cortical tumor.

How do I know if I have kidney cancer?

Blood and urine tests provided by a certified doctor.

Biopsy – Small skin tissue examination.

Symptoms

Some include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain or pressure in the side or back
  • Swelling of ankles or legs
  • High blood pressure
  • Fatigue

Some issues can be:

  • Increased red blood count.
  • Imbalance in blood stream.
  • Plus all the symptoms from before.

Treatments:

There are a few treatments. All treatments are different there is never a 100% chance it will work.

  • Surgery
  • Radiofrequency ablation. Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is the use of a needle inserted into the tumor to destroy the cancer with an electrical current.
  • Cryoablation. Cryoablation, also called cryotherapy or cryosurgery, is the freezing of cancer cells with a metal probe inserted through a small incision.

Facts

Survival Rate:

Stage 1: 81%

Stage 2: 74%

Stage 3: 53%

Stage 4: 8%

Symptoms and effects on body will get worse throughout these stages.

2018 Stats:

This year about 63,340 people will get kidney cancer.

About 14,970 people will die from kidney cancer this year.

Average age to be diagnosed is 64 years old.

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