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Kidney Cancer

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Maheen Javaid

on 29 April 2014

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Transcript of Kidney Cancer

Sub-Types






Renal sarcoma

Wilms Tumor
SMOKING
KIDNEY
CANCER

1
of the
10
most common cancers in the world
1.6%
on average, there is a
chance of someone getting kidney cancer
during their lifetime
Kidney Cancer accounts for:
3%
of Cancer Cases
&
2.6%
of Cancer Deaths
53.9%
survive
kidney cancer for five years or more
Kidney Cancer is more common in
males
than
females
Causes of Kidney Cancer
Smoking
Obesity
Long-term Dialysis
Hereditary
Blood Pressure
Occupation
Effects of Kidney Cancer
Tumors get larger, result in several problems within the kidney
Tubules and glomeruli malfunction
Some cancer cells break off into ureters and spread down into bladder
Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer
Physical Exam
Urine Test
Blood test
CT scan
Ultrasound
Biopsy
IVP
The Kidneys
Description/Function:
Bean shaped organs, located under the ribs
Main organs in Urinary system



Processes blood, filters waste

Blood travels to kidneys to be filtered
Treatment
Nephrectomy (Surgery)
Arterial embolization
Radiation therapy
Biological therapy
Chemotherapy
Reducing the risk of Kidney Cancer
Healthy Diet
Don't Smoke
Safe Environment
What Is Kidney Cancer?
When a small malignant tumor grows and spreads throughout the kidneys or even throughout the urinary sytem.
Types Of Kidney Cancer
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
Referred to Kidney Cancer
9 out of 10 cases is RCC
Tumour Begins in the Tubule
Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)
(Tumor on the right)
Other Types of Kidney Cancer
Clear cell carcinoma
Granular cell carcinoma
Papillary cell carcinoma
Chromophobe cell carcinoma
The Excretory System
The Circulatory system
Stages of Kidney Cancer
Increase in thirst
sickness
Fatigue
Constipation
Questions?
Comments?
Concerns?
Quandaries?
Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Develops in the tubule and spreads
Imbalance of substances in blood stream

Red blood cell count
High blood calcium levels





Red blood cell count (Anemia)
Metastasis
Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
Fever
Lumps on abdomen
Blood in urine
Weight loss
Fatigue
Pain in side of the abdomen
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