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.
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.
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
- Pain at the side
- Loss of appetite
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
- Kidney failure treatment
- Family history
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
- CT scan
- MRI scan
- Kidney tissue biopsy
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:
- Surgery to remove the affected kidney
- Surgery to remove the tumour of the kidney
- Targeted therapy
- Radiation therapy
I received kidney cancer surgery at the CK Birla Hospital. My overall care experience was brilliant. The hospital is very well maintained and spacious. I really like how well-spoken and nice the staff is. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
Wonderful experience. The hospital is excellent for cancer care. The daycare chemo centre is very advanced along with other facilities. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
My father was suffering from kidney cancer and the doctor we were consulting before could not help much. My friend had suggested for me to visit the CK Birla Hospital for excellent cancer care. My father received comprehensive treatment in a very compassionate way. My father is recovering now and we still visit the hospital for follow-up care. Every visit is a great experience. The staff is very nice and cooperative and the services are first-class. I totally recommend the hospital to everyone with kidney cancer. Thanks to the whole team of CK Birla Hospital.
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.