The best approach for you depends on a number of factors, including general health, the kind of kidney cancer, whether the cancer has spread, and your own preferences for treatment. Surgery is usually the first line of treatment for kidney cancer. Nephron-sparing surgery involves removing just the..
There are rarely symptoms in the early stages of kidney cancer. In later stages the symptoms may include blood in the urine, back pain just below the ribs that doesn’t go away, unexplainable weight loss, fatigue and intermittent fever.
The majority of kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas, and the risk factors are numerous. Those at highest risk are men, 60 years of age or older, who smoke, are obese, have high blood pressure, have had long-term treatment for kidney failure and/or have Von Hippel-Lindau disease, an inherited...
Your surgical team will consist of: your surgeon, an assistant surgeon, anesthesiologist operating room nurse and operating room technician. Once your surgery is complete you will have a nurse in the post anesthesia care unit that will care for you on a one on one basis unit you are awake and ready.
To prevent and treat stress incontinence, Kegel exercises are commonly recommended. They strengthen the muscles around your pelvic organs and are easy to do anywhere, any time. Here’s how: • To start, tighten the muscles you use to stop the flow of urine. (If yo
When you seek emergency care, it helps to provide the following information: Symptom Where is your pain? How severe is it? How long have you had it? What do you think might have triggered it? Is it recurrent? What relieves it? Treatments What type of treatments have you received? When did you rece
Radical nephrectomy is the operation performed for renal cancer where the tumor, the entire kidney, adrenal gland, fat tissue surrounding the kidney and lymph nodes in the area of the kidney are removed. the surgery most commonly used to treat kidney cancer. In most patients this can be done lapa...
A partial nephrectomy is an operation performed for kidney cancer, where only the cancerous tumor and a small amount of normal kidney tissue surrounding the tumor is removed, and the majority of the kidney is left in place. In most patients this can be done laparoscopically (using small holes) inste
Kidney stones are small, hard deposits of mineral, calcium and acid salts. Normally, the substances that make up kidney stones are diluted in the urine. However, when urine is concentrated, minerals may crystallize, stick together and solidify, resulting in a kidney stone.
The symptoms begin to show when a kidney stone moves into the ureter, the tube connecting the kidney and the bladder. Symptoms include pain in the side and back, below the ribs and radiating to the lower abdomen and groin; bloody, cloudy or foul-smelling urine; painful urination; nausea and vomiting
Men are more likely than women to develop kidney stones, and they typically develop in individuals between the ages of 20 and 70. A family history of kidney stones may be a factor, and if you’ve already had one, you’re more likely to develop another.Other risk factors include not drinking enough flu
The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and consist of two parts that function separately: the outer layer (cortex) and the inner area (medulla), both of which produce hormones. The cortex produces three major hormones: cortisol, aldosterone, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). The medul
Stress incontinence is caused by weakness in the muscles and tissues that surround the bladder and urethra. The weakness prevents the urethra from closing completely, so urine leaks out. Risk factors for stress incontinence include anything that can lead to muscle and tissue weakness around the...
Treatment can cure or improve most cases of stress incontinence. The treatment possibilities listed below may be used alone or in combination: • Lifestyle changes. Your doctor may suggest a weight loss program or a change in your diet. You may need to take steps to regulate the timing
Stress urinary incontinence is when extra pressure on your full bladder -- for example, pressure from an activity like coughing, sneezing, laughing, running, jumping, or lifting -- causes you to leak urine. The leakage stops when the activity stops. Most people leak urine from time to time. Leakage