Check this out! If you are 40+ then you must read this.
As kidney cancer develops most often in people over 40, it is very important for you to be aware of its complications & above all its warning symptoms to detect the disease at the very early stage for good prognosis.
No, the exact cause of this disease is unknown. Very little is known about the causes of cancer of the kidney.
Doctors can seldom explain why one person develops kidney cancer and another does not.
However no one can “catch” the disease from another person. So it is clear that kidney cancer is not contagious.
Anyways research has shown that cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing cancer of the kidney. This cancer has also been linked to particular materials used in some industries, including cadmium, asbestos and lead which is used in paints also.
Lets see how it starts. A pain in the back just below the ribs that doesn’t go away, loss of appetite, recurrent fevers or intermittent fever, weight loss, fatigue, pain in other parts of the body, a general feeling of poor health, high blood pressure or a lower than normal number of red cells in the blood or anemia, all these symptoms may also signal a kidney cancer.
So if any of the above kidney cancer symptoms prevailing over a period of time causing discomfort and ill health then there is an urgent need for you to check with your doctor. Usually, the doctor, a general physician, will examine you and arrange for any tests or x-rays that may be necessary.
Your doctor will probably ask for a sample of your urine to test, and may also take a blood sample to check how well your kidneys are working. Your doctor may need to refer you to hospital for some of these tests and for expert advice and treatment.
Vaccination for Kidney cancer! Vaccine can tackle kidney cancer. A vaccine which uses the body’s immune system to attack an aggressive form of kidney cancer has completely eradicated one patient’s tumor. Studies reveal.
The TroVax vaccine, made by Oxford Biomedica, has been given to 150 patients so far in clinical trials.
Painful! Living with a serious disease such as kidney cancer is not easy. People with kidney cancer may worry about caring for their families, keeping their jobs, or continuing daily activities.
Concerns about kidney cancer treatments and managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills are also common.
Sounds so frightening! So many at a time, relax you have support groups, doctors, nurses, meeting a counselor may help to overcome this stress.
Patients need to eat well during cancer therapy. They need enough calories to maintain a good weight and protein to keep up strength.
Good nutrition often helps people with cancer feel better and have more energy. So maintain good healthy habits to avoid any complications.
Good News! Research is a never ending journey. Scientists are studying kidney cancer to learn more about this disease. They are finding out more about its causes, and doctors also are exploring new ways to treat it.
This research keeps increasing our knowledge about kidney cancer and a strong determination to FIGHT BACK!