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.
- Blood in the urine
- Pain or pressure in the side or back
- Swelling of ankles or legs
- High blood pressure
Some issues can be:
- Increased red blood count.
- Imbalance in blood stream.
- Plus all the symptoms from before.
There are a few treatments. All treatments are different there is never a 100% chance it will work.
- 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.
Stage 1: 81%
Stage 2: 74%
Stage 3: 53%
Stage 4: 8%
Symptoms and effects on body will get worse throughout these stages.
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.