Kidney Cancer:diagnosis and treatment

Written by: Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Kidney cancer is a type of kidney tumor originated in the two organs that whose function is to filter the blood in order to remove wastes and excess fluid from the body through urine.

Kidney cancer is the third most common urological tumor among the adult population. We are currently witnessing an increase in the incidence and prevalence of this tumor, whose causes are still unknown, although this increase could be associated with a higher frequency of obese patients and/or smoking.

The renal cancer mainly affects men and women between 50 and 70 years and originates in the renal tubule.

Currently up to 50 % of cases of kidney cancer are detected incidentally, ie are detected by chance from the realization of imaging tests ( ultrasound and CT ) done other causes. The classic symptoms such as hematuria (blood in urine), low back pain or other are rare in the early stages and therefore not usually the cause of their detection.

The surgery is curative treatment, since the renal cancer is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The radical surgery (total nephrectomy ) or partial (partial nephrectomy ) are often, therefore, the treatments of choice allowing control and healing. The type of approach mostly done for laparoscopic surgery is because it allows recovery and reinstatement early working life as well as an excellent aesthetic result. If caught early, most cases of kidney cancer are achieved cure.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Enrique Trilla Herrera

The specialist in urology, Dr. Trilla Herrera, is an expert in uro-oncology, more specifically in laparoscopic surgery as well as minimally invasive surgery. He completed his medical studies at the University of Barcelona and made the formation of MIR specialist at California State University, Bakersfield ( CSUB ), also won the title of Doctor in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Barcelona with outstanding"Cum Laude" ;. Currently, he is associate physician Urology Service of the Hospital Vall d\' Hebron, where most of the time takes care of the kidney transplant.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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