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Best Cancer Hospital For Kidney Cancer Treatment In Vadodara

Kidney cancer also called renal cancer develops when kidney cells change and grow rapidly forming tumors/masses. Kidney cancer is effectively treated at Aashray via treatment options such as Active Surveillance, Partial Nephrectomy, & Radical Nephrectomy.
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What Are Kidneys?

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a small fist located above the waist on both sides of the spine. The main function of the kidneys is to filter blood. Kidneys also produce hormones that help control blood pressure, the production of red blood cells, and other bodily functions.


What Is Kidney Cancer?

Kidney cancer also called renal cancer develops when kidney cells change and grow rapidly forming tumors/masses. Some kidney masses are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous).

What Are The Types Of Kidney Cancer?

Following are the main types of kidney cancer:

  1. Renal Cell Carcinomas (RCC): RCC is the most common type of kidney cancer that develops in the part of the kidney where filtering takes place. It usually grows in a kidney as a single tumor or sometimes as two or more tumors. It can spread to other parts of body.
  1. Benign Kidney Tumors: These tumors are non-cancerous in nature and do not spread to other parts of the body. However, these tumors can grow large and cause problems.
  2. Wilms Tumors: These tumors are most commonly found in children. 

What Are The Causes And Risk Factors Of Kidney Cancer?

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What Are The Symptoms Of Kidney Cancer?

Kidney cancer usually doesn't show any signs and symptoms in the early stages. The signs and symptoms may develop in a later period of time which includes:

  1. Blood in the urine (Hematuria)
  2. Pain in the lower back on one side that doesn't go away
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Unexplained weight loss 
  5. Anemia
  6. Fever

How Kidney Cancer Is Diagnosed?

The doctor usually recommends you the following tests and procedure to help diagnose kidney cancer:

What Are The Grades And Stages Of Kidney Cancer?

A tumor grade tells how aggressive the cancer cells are in the body. A tumor stage tells how much has the cancer spread. Grades 1 through 4 show progressing severity with “1” being the lowest level and “4” the highest. A higher grade and more advanced stage usually comes with larger tumor size and more aggressive tumors. Tumor size helps in assessing the risk for cancer that is developing. 

Staging System for Kidney Cancer: 

Kidney cancer is staged using the Tumor Node Metastases (TNM) system or Clinical staging system.

TNM System:

Tumor (T): How large is the primary tumor? To what extent is it spread?

Node (N): Has the tumor spread to the lymph nodes? If so, where and how many?

Metastasis (M): Has the cancer spread to other parts of the body? If so, where and to what extent?

Stage I and II:

These tumors include cancers of any size that are confined to the kidney.

Stage III:

In this stage, tumors are either locally invasive or involve lymph nodes.

Stage IV:

In this stage, tumors have spread beyond the kidney into organs nearby or distant metastases.

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What Treatment Options Are Available For Kidney Cancer?

The course of the treatment is decided when the patient and doctor together discuss the options and go through a process called “shared decision making”. Treatment options are decided based on several factors such as the cell type and stage of cancer, possible side effects, and the patient’s health, etc. Following are the four treatment options that are available for kidney cancer:

What To Expect During Follow-Up?

The follow-ups are especially important in cases of cancers to manage side-effects and monitor the overall health, recovery progress as well as check for any signs that cancer has come back. So, follow-up care and active monitoring are essential. These include regular physical examinations, imaging tests and blood & urine tests. 

Cancer rehabilitation and survivorship care are recommended, and this could mean any of a wide range of services that help people regain control over many aspects of their lives and remain as independent and productive as possible and these services may include physical therapy, career counseling, pain management, nutritional planning, financial counseling, and/or emotional counseling. 

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Dr. Ashit Shah
Dr. Ashit Shah
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Dr. Ashit Shah

MB, MS, DNB(Urology), DLU(France)

Dr. Ashit Shah
Dr. Ashit Shah

Dr. Ashit Shah is a senior consultant Urologist heading Aashray Urology Institute. After completing his M.B.B.S. and M.S. in General Surgery, he was awarded Diplomate of National Board (D.N.B.) in Genito-Urinary Surgery by the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi. He earned his Diplomate in Laparoscopic Urology from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France in the year 2006. Dr. Shah has a special interest in Endo-Urology, especially Urolithiasis i.e. Urinary Stone Disease. Having spent more than 27 years in the profession of Urology, he has experience of over 75,000 urological consultations and more than 15,000 surgeries. Being counted amongst the torch bearers of ethical and transparent medical practice in the city of Vadodara, he was conferred ‘Inspiring Urologist Award’ for the year 2019 by The Economic Times.

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