Kidney Cancer


Kidney cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the kidney.Kidney cancer rarely causes signs or symptoms in its early stages.In the later stages, patients may have blood in their urine or experience back pain, tiredness and/or a fever. Currently,most cases are diagnosed incidentally and at earlier stage due to widespread use of imaging studies like ultrasound or CT scan.

A common question- Should you worry about a simple cyst in your kidney sonogram?

Answer: No. Simple cysts are very common and are benign. However, another form of cysts called complex kidney cyst needs further evaluations.

Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the kidney.

 
 
   Normal Kidney

    The kidneys are bean-shaped organs which are located in the        abdomen and on the each sides of the spine.







            From NCI

Open Kidney Surgery:

Open surgery is an option for the treatment of kidney tumors especially for the bigger ones.

 
 From CRUK
Kidney Cancer Staging

With time, Kidney cancer can become bigger, it might invades kidney vein and sometime might spread to other organs like the lungs.




                   From CRUK

Laparoscopic Kidney Surgry:

Laparoscopic approach is an option for the treatment of kidney tumors especially for the smaller ones.
   From CRUK