Tests for Kidney Cancer

Tests for Kidney Cancer

Many kidney cancers are found by chance during imaging tests given for other health problems. Other times, testing is started when a person has signs or symptoms of kidney cancer. This article describes the tests for kidney cancer is first suspected or found. These tests are used to find and confirm (diagnose) kidney cancer and help plan treatment. It may also help you know what to expect during testing.
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Decisions of Kidney Cancer Treatment

Decisions of Kidney Cancer Treatment

Cancer can be very stressful. While absorbing the fact that you have cancer, you must also learn about tests and treatments. And, the time you have to decide on a treatment plan may feel short. This article aims to help you talk with your doctor and make decisions of kidney cancer treatment that are right for you.
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Surgical Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Surgical Treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma

According to the data obtained from the studies, renal cell carcinoma constitutes approximately 90% of 65,150 new cancer cases diagnosed and is also the main cause of 13,680 deaths in the year of 2013. Especially with recent advances in imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and increasing access to these technologies, renal masses diagnosed with symptoms at the late stage have begun to be caught at much earlier stages.
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Diagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Diagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Many renal masses do not give any sign or symptoms until they reach the late stages and the disease progresses. Already more than 50% of the diagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is made incidentally. Most of these incidental diagnoses occur during the non-invasive imaging researches such as ultrasound, which are ordered for various non-specific reasons or abdominal symptoms.
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Prognosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Prognosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal Cell Carcinomas (RCC) originating from the renal cortex of the kidney comprise approximately 80% to 85% of primary renal neoplasms. The most common primary malignant kidney cancer is Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). Because it is the most common tumor among the renal tumors, the prognosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is a very important subject and draws attention in the medical literature.
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Staging and Classification Systems of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Staging and Classification Systems of Renal Cell Carcinoma

In both clinical and scientific classification of renal cell carcinoma, it is recommended to use Tumour Node Metastasis (TNM) classification used in almost all cancers today.
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Rare Renal Tumors

Rare Renal Tumors

Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) accounts for the majority of renal tumors. The proportion of these tumors in all kidney tumors is approximately 85% to 90%. Also, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is a large cancer title which is divided into many subtypes, and the most common seen subtype is clear cell carcinoma (ccRCC).
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Histopathology of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Histopathology of Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal pathology has become an almost standard diagnostic step in the diagnosis of renal tumors with recent advances in technology. Standardized pathological subtypes of tumors and increased incidence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) contributed to the better understanding of histologic subtypes.
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Renal Biopsy

Renal Biopsy

Renal biopsy means that a small amount of kidney tissue is extracted after that pathological and laboratory analysis is performed. Sometimes your doctor cannot decide whether your kidney is cancerous or benign, despite all the tests. In such a case, they may want to take a small piece of your kidney.
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Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is the result of various mutations in the genetic structure of kidney cells which become malignant and grow out of control. This condition, also called renal cancer, results in the formation of a tumor in normal kidney tissue. As a result, this situation causes the symptoms of kidney cancer.
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Subtypes of Kidney Cancer

Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) is more than 90% of all kidney cancers. However, not all Renal Cell Carcinomas are the same. There is an increasing understanding among clinicians and researchers that Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) has different subtypes and that each...

What Causes Kidney Cancer?

Kidney cancer begins as a result of various mutations in cells in the kidney. The exact cause of the Kidney Cancer and these mutations is not known. With mutations, the cells begin to divide uncontrollably and lose their functions and become...

What Kidneys Do?

The kidneys are one of the most important organs of both our body and urinary system. Although single kidney is sufficient for continuing of life, life without the kidney functions is out of the question....

Anatomy of the Kidney

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are approximately the size of a fist. They are located just below the rib cage and in the back. There are two kidneys on the right and left, with the spine in the center....