Articles tagged with: cancer of the kidney
How Is Kidney Cancer Diagnosed and Which Kidney Cancer Treatment Is Best For Me?
Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in your kidneys. The most common type of kidney cancer found in adult cases is renal cell carcinoma. The kidneys are responsible for cleaning or filtering the blood and removing waste and excess water thus making urine as a way to expel these products from the body. The kidneys are also responsible for producing red blood cells. When the kidney produces more red blood cells than the body needs this can result in the formation of tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors are usually not life threatening and are fairly easy to get rid of whereas malignant tumors are much more difficult. Malignant tumors are cancerous and in some cases life threatening. When a person is diagnosed with this disease there are several treatments [...]
Renal Cell Cancer: A General Outlook
Renal Cell Cancer is the outcome of malignancy occured in the cells of the tubules in the kidneys of the human body. Also commonly known as Kidney Cancer or Renal Adenocarcinoma, this condition occurs due to cancerous multiplication of cells in small thin tubules found in the kidney. Kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs found in the lower abdomen in humans. The basic function of the kidney is purification of blood and helping the body in excreting waste and/or toxic products outside the body. The purification process leads to the formation of a yellowish fluid called urine having a slightly basic nature. The yellow color of the urine is due to the pigment Urinoid present in them. This urine passes through the Ureters, arising from the kidneys till the urethral orifice from where it is [...]