Cancer of the Kidney

Many individuals around the world suffer from a variety of different ailments but cancer is one of the most deadly and prevalent illnesses that an individual can succumb to. One of the most common types of cancer is cancer of the kidney. There is an abundance of information surrounding cancer of the kidney and the symptoms that individuals may experience. It is beneficial to become aware of the knowledge associated with kidney cancer so that you or a family member can acquire the most advantageous medical assistance available.

Unlike the majority of cancers, there are several different types of cancer that are able to develop within the kidneys of an individual. The most common form of kidney cancer is referred to as RCC, or Renal Cell Carcinoma and it totals over 85% of all kidney cancers. When a patient develops RCC there will be an abundance of different cancerous cells that will attach themselves into the kidneys and create tumors. Another aspect to consider is that when a single tumor is created inside of the individual there is the possibility of one or more tumors forming in both kidneys.

Having the opportunity to acquire immediate diagnosis will provide the patient to gather treatment efficiently and within a limited amount of time. The earlier that the tumor is found within the kidneys will drastically increase the probability of the individual recuperating from cancer. This is due to the fact that early tumors respond better to treatment than those that have been developing for an extended period of time. Once the cancer is provided with the opportunity to spread, it will inevitably increase the risk of mortality.

The majority of places where kidney cancer is at its highest include: New Zealand, Australia, Northern Europe, Canada, and the United States. With over 3% of all adults in the U.S. acquiring kidney cancer, it mostly develops in those between the ages of 50 and 70 years of age. Also, it is more likely for men to develop kidney cancer than women and those who are chronic smokers are twice as likely to develop cancers than those who are nonsmokers.

With the ample amount of individuals who have to deal with cancer of the kidney throughout their lives, having the opportunity to become educated on the disease can be quite advantageous. When you and/or any of your family members may suspect that you could be suffering from cancer of the kidney, acquiring medical support immediately will be the most beneficial aspect.

Why Choose Urologist in Des Moines?

Lakeview Urologist Des Moines treats both men and women with a wide array of bladder problems ranging from incontinence to overactive bladder to bladder cancer. We also provide general urological services such as the management of urinary stones, urological cancer, prostate health and men’s sexual health.

We have always provided quality, compassionate care in the treatment of these conditions because we know of the impact the diseases have on your lives. We hope that you find our website to be helpful and informative.

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Lakeview Center
for Urology

1000 73rd st STE 17
West Des Moines IA
(515) 277-8900
Fax: (515) 223-7361

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Audubon County
Memorial Hospital

515 Pacific St.
Audubon, IA 50025
(712) 563-2611

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Wayne County Hospital
417 S. East Street
P.O. Box 305 Corydon,
IA 50060-3050
(641) 872-2260

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Mercy Medical Center
One St. Joseph’s Drive
Centerville, IA 52544
(641) 437-4111

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Lucas County Health Center
1200 N 7th Street
Chariton IA 50049
641 774 3000

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Monday to Friday 

8:00 am ----- 5:00 pm

Satureday & Sunday     Closed