A very serious kind of kidney cancer is Renal Cell Carcinoma that occurs in the lining of the proximate convoluted tubule. As a result of this one experiences blood in the urine. There is also a sharp and shooting pain on the sides when urinating. Besides this, there is a general feeling of being unwell, night sweats, fever that doesn't go away, extreme fatigue, etc.
HOW IS RENAL CELL CARCINOMA DIAGNOSED?
In addition to a physical examination and interview an oncologist would advise blood and urine tests and tests to check the functioning of the liver. Ultrasound and CT scans would help to show any growths or tumours. A nephrectomy could be performed to confirm a diagnosis.
HOW IS RENAL CELL CARCINOMA TREATED?
There are five kinds of standard treatments for RCC. One or more may be used to treat your cancer.
• Surgery: During a nephrectomy, the entire kidney may be removed. Depending on how far the disease has spread, more extensive surgery may be needed to remove surrounding tissue, lymph nodes, and your adrenal gland. This is a radical nephrectomy. If both kidneys are removed, a dialysis or a transplant is necessary.
• Radiation: Radiation therapy involves using high-energy X-rays to kill cancer cells.
• chemotherapy: Chemotherapy uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
• Biologic therapy: Biologic therapy, also called immunotherapy, works with your immune system to attack the cancer.
• Targeted therapy: Drugs are used to attack certain cancer cells without damaging healthy cells.
• Clinical trials: Clinical trials are another option for some patients with RCC. Clinical trials test new treatments to see if they are effective in treating the disease.
DID YOU KNOW?
Renal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.