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Kidney Tumor

What is a Kidney Tumor? Symptoms and Treatment.

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Abnormal growth of the kidney is seen in the case of kidney tumors. These tumors are of two types - benign (non-cancerous), malignant (cancerous). Cysts are also commonly seen growing in the kidneys. Cysts or tumors are in most cases non-cancerous. However, if it lasts for a long time, it can cause cancer.

How do you know if you have a kidney tumor?

If there is a kidney tumor at a very primary stage, no symptoms are seen. In most cases, kidney tumors are diagnosed while treating other diseases. Kidney tumors are detected when an ultrasound is done for any other stomach problem. A CAT scan and MRI can then be done to find out what type of cyst there is and how much cancer is likely to be caused by this cyst. Ultrasound and biopsy show whether the tumor is cancerous or non-cancerous. If the tumor is malignant, you must know the size of the tumor, the function of the kidneys, the age of the patient, diabetes, blood pressure, and heart problems.


Symptoms of kidney tumor?

Kidney tumors in the early stages do not show any signs of physical problems. If you have a late kidney tumor or kidney cancer, some of the symptoms can be seen - there will be a pain in the lower part of the body from the abdomen to the back, heaviness in the abdomen, bleeding from the urine, tendency to anemia, sudden thinning or thickening. Even if you don't feel cold, you may have a sudden fever, loss of appetite, and swelling of the legs.


Blood from urine means kidney tumor?

In most cases, bleeding with urine means cancer - it may not be. Kidney stones, prostate problems, urinary tract infections, even non-cancerous cysts in the kidneys can cause bleeding. Therefore, if these symptoms occur, it is important to report the symptoms as soon as possible and seek proper treatment as advised by the doctor.


Why is it a kidney tumor?

There are no known causes for kidney tumors. However, in most cases - if someone in the family has kidney problems or kidney cancer, is overweight, has hormonal problems, long-term kidney disease. Kidney tumors are caused by high blood pressure, excessive consumption of tobacco products, and long-term use of painkillers.


What will be the treatment of kidney tumors?

If a kidney tumor is detected in the first stage or if the kidney tumor is non-cancerous, it is kept under observation. In addition, ‘partial nephrectomy — in this method, only the tumor is removed from the kidney by surgery. Or, radical nephrectomy is sometimes performed to rule out both the kidney and the tumor. These two surgeries are laparoscopy. Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) is performed if a patient is not eligible for surgery or cannot be operated on for other physical problems or if the tumor is too small. It is a kind of ray. Targeted therapy is given if the tumor is detected too late or if it is a cancerous tumor. It is a kind of oral tablet. There is no chemotherapy or radiation therapy for kidney tumors or cancer. Kidney tumors can be cured if caught in the early stages.


What should be done to avoid kidney tumors?

Tobacco products should be avoided, weight, blood pressure, diabetes should be kept under control. Routine health checkups are also important.


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