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What are the early warning signs for kidney cancer?

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What are the early warning signs for kidney cancer?

Renal Sciences | Posted on 08/08/2022 by RBH

Kidney cancer can be referred to as a kind of cancer that begins in any part of the kidney. The kidney is basically a bean-shaped organ that is present behind the abdominal organs on each side of the spine. Kidneys provide essential functions in the body and without which the toxicity in the body is increased to an extent that it is life-threatening. Kidney cancer can be treated; doctors usually remove the kidney. Further, in cases where kidney function is affected and stops functioning in those conditions, a kidney transplant becomes the only viable option in order to save the life.

Kidney related issues can affect people from any age group including children. Young children can also develop Kidney cancer which is known as Wilms' tumor which is less common but it can be life-threatening if not treated and diagnosed in time. If we talk about adult kidney cancer then it is safe to say that renal cell carcinoma is one of the most common types of Kidney cancer that is found across the world.

The number of cases are increasing when it comes to Kidney cancer according to various research one of the reasons for having Kidney cancer is the frequent use of Imaging techniques such as computed tomography. Therefore, it is advised not to go for regular imaging tests unless it is absolutely required. In order to avoid unnecessary testing one should know about the warning signs of kidney problems so that if there is any complication one can timely seek medical help. Further, experienced doctors perform physical examinations and try to diagnose the condition based on the symptoms faced by the patient. This type of diagnosis helps in avoiding unnecessary testing that is not required at the time.

Warning signs of Kidney cancer:

Cancer occurs in the body when the cell cycle gets disturbed or the DNA of the cell gets altered. In many cases, early diagnosis of any disease, especially in cases of tumors and cancer, helps in providing better treatment opportunities. In many cases, there are no warning signs or symptoms in the early stages but as the condition gets worse there may be maybe a lot of symptoms that one can identify. Knowing the symptoms and seeking medical help in time and help in preventing a life-threatening condition. Some of the early warning signs of Kidney cancer may include:

  • Unexplained fever
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Blood in urine
  • Discolored urine ( pink, red or cola)
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Abdominal pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain while urinating
  • Bone pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Anemia
  • High calcium
  • A lump near the kidney area
  • Flank pain
  • Swelling in ankles or legs
  • Cough up blood
  • Shortness of breath
  • Vision changes
  • Change in liver function
  • Enlarged testicles
  • Varicose veins in the testes
  • Night sweats
  • Lump or mass in the lower back

All the above mentioned are some of the warning signs that can be recognized and identified so that one can consult an expert in time. In cases where the kidney stops all its function and it is in a condition that is beyond repair, those conditions of a kidney transplant might be required.

Rukmani Birla Hospital is one of the best kidney transplant hospitals in Jaipur. Transplant cost in Jaipur is quite affordable and we have the best healthcare facility and the best surgeons in the state. Our expert doctors, surgeons, and healthcare professionals are always dedicated to providing the best treatment and care to patients. At RBH our patients are our responsibility and we take care of them. For any kidney-related query, contact us for expert assistance and care.