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Kidney tumors

The most common kidney cancer in adults is  renal cell  carcinoma. It forms in the lining  of very small tubes in the kidney and they are usually asymptomatic.Cancers found in the center of the kidney are known as  transitional cell carcinoma.

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Kidney tumors

First symptom is blood in the urine (hematuria). In later stage, other symptoms can be pain, weight loss, etc.

In renal cell carcinoma, these symptoms can appear in later stages of the disease, so regular urological examination and ultrasound are important for early  renal cell carcinoma detection.

How is the procedure carried out?

In most cases, surgical treatment is performed, during which the kidney with primary tumor is removed (nephrectomy).

Early detected cancer, with adequate surgical treatment, can be successfully and completely cured.

Another type of kidney cancer  is called  transitional cell cancer (TCC)  of the renal pelvis. The renal  pelvis is the central area of the kidney  where urine collects  before it goes down the ureter to the  bladder..The treatment of this type of kidney cancer is identical to the treatment for renal cell carcinoma-complete kidney removal together with bladder duct. Early detected cancer, with adequate surgical treatment, can be successfully and completely cured.

 

 

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