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Nityseva Hospital

Dr. Sachin S. Ingle

Nityseva Hospital

Dr. Sonal S. Ingle

Nityaseva Hospital, 10, Pratap Nagar, Jalgaon. View Location

Your Guide to Cancer and Laparoscopy Information


Kidney cancer

Cancer - renal pelvis or ureter (Kidney cancer)

Cancer that forms in the pelvis of kidney or the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder.

Causes

  • They affect men more often than women and are more common in people older than 65.
  • Tumors of the renal pelvis and ureter are usually transitional cell cancers. Approximately 10% are squamous cell carcinomas.
  • Long-term irritation of the kidney from harmful substances removed in the urine may be a factor. This irritation may be caused by:
    • Analgesic nephropathy
    • Smoking
  • Patients with a history of bladder cancer are also at risk.
 Symptoms
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Urinary frequency or urgency
  • Urinary hesitancy
  • Back pain, located where ribs and spine meet
  • Discolored ( bloody) urine
  • Burning, pain, or discomfort with urination
  • Fatigue
  • Flank pain
  • Need to urinate frequently at night
 Diagnosis
  • Physical examination
  • Blood investigations
  • Urine cytology taken from a urine sample
  • Abdominal CT scan
  • Intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • X ray chest
 Treatment

Surgery to remove all or part of the kidney (nephrectomy) along with lymph nodes.

 Prevention:
  • Stop over-the-counter pain medicine
  • Stop smoking
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