Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Kidney Cancer

The kidneys are two organs in the body that filter the blood and remove waste material and excess water by making urine that is expelled as waste. And cancer is the growth of abnormal cells within the body.
Although the exact cause of kidney cancer is not known, risk factors include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, long-term dialysis, Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome, occupational exposure and men are at higher risk.
Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, pain in the side or flank that is constant, a lump or mass in the abdomen or side, fever, weight loss, and fatigue.
Treatment of kidney cancer includes one of or a combination of the following methods: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, embolization, biological therapy, and surgery.

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