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Kidney cancer

Kidney cancer happens when cancer cells begin to grow in one or both of your kidneys
Why us for kidney cancer care?
Why us for kidney cancer care?
State-of-the-art dialysis unit by Fresenius
Multidisciplinary team-based approach
Customised treatment protocols for best results
Advanced surgical techniques for full and fast recovery
Daycare chemo centre

At the CK Birla Hospital, our team of nephrologists work in close collaboration with our oncological team for effective kidney cancer care. We offer the full range of detection, prevention and management of kidney cancer at all stages. We have an advanced daycare chemo centre as well as the latest surgical interventions for treating kidney cancer thoroughly.

Our kidney cancer specialists
Our kidney cancer specialists

About kidney cancer

Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs located behind your abdominal organs. Kidney cancer occurs when cancer cells begin to grow in the kidneys. There are several different types of kidney cancers affecting individuals across all age groups.

Kidney cancer symptoms

Usually, the signs and symptoms of kidney cancers are not noticeable. However, common kidney cancer symptoms include:

  • Unexplained and sudden weight loss
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Backache
  • Pain at the side
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigue
Kidney cancer causes

The exact cause of kidney cancers is not known. Cancers happen when cells in your body begin to multiply at an abnormal rate due to DNA changes. These abnormal growths of cancer cells can metastasise and further extend to other parts of the body. 

Your risk of developing cancer depends upon several factors. Common risk factors include:

  • Advanced age 
  • Smoking 
  • Obesity 
  • Hypertension 
  • Kidney failure treatment 
  • Family history 
Kidney cancer diagnosis

Kidney cancer is diagnosed based on the severity of symptoms, individual risk factors and overall health of the patient. Common tests and procedures done to diagnose kidney cancer include:

  • Blood tests 
  • Urine tests 
  • X-ray
  • CT scan 
  • MRI scan 
  • Kidney tissue biopsy 
Kidney cancer treatment

Your treatment protocol will depend on the type and stage of cancer along with factors affecting your overall health. Kidney cancer is treated with a combination of two or more alternatives. Treatment methods are:

  • Chemotherapy 
  • Surgery to remove the affected kidney 
  • Surgery to remove the tumour of the kidney 
  • Targeted therapy 
  • Radiation therapy 
  • Immunotherapy

Patient testimonials
Patient testimonials

FAQs
FAQs

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common kidney cancer in adults.

You can prevent kidney cancer by quitting smoking, maintaining healthy body weight and controlling your blood pressure levels.

Coping methods include counselling, art therapy, support groups and awareness programs.