Kidney Cancer

About- Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is a type of cancer that starts in the cells in the kidney.

Symptoms-
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • An enlarged testicle or varicose veins in the testes
  • Anemia
  • Back Pain
  • Blood in the urine
  • Excessive hair growth (in women)
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Intermittent fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vision problems
Causes-
The actual reason is not properly clear.
 
Risk factors
  • Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome
  • Exposure to certain chemicals including cadmium or specific herbicides, asbestos, benzene, organic solvents, etc
  • Family history of kidney cancer
  • Hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Long term dialysis for kidney failure
  • Lymphoma
  • Obesity
  • Older age
  • Smoking
  • Tuberous sclerosis complex
  • Using certain pain medicine for a long time
  • Von Hippel-Lindau disease
 
Specialists to visit
Urologist
Nephrologist
Oncologist

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References
https://www.webmd.com
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.urologyhealth.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.cancer.org
https://www.kidney.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.cancer.net
https://www.medicinenet.com
https://www.kidneycancer.org

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