Notion of Survival Rate: Survival rate of kidney cancer refers to percentage of the people who were proclaimed still living after diagnosed with kidney cancer 5 years ago.
Treatments: Severe cases of kidney cancer are usually treated by surgery known as nephrectomy which removes the kidney, partial nephrectomy which removes the tumor and the cryosurgery which freezes the cancerous renal mass.
Kidney Cancer in People: Thousands of people suffer from this disease each year. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer. People who are over the 50 years are more likely to develop this disease. Kidney cancer is mostly common in men than women and the doctors are not obvious about the cases of this disease but people who smoke are more likely to develop kidney cancer and the other factors of risk are high blood pressures, being overweight, multiple dialysis and hereditary stages.
Stages of Kidney Cancer: Kidney cancer has four stages which determine its severity and also its survival rate. These stages are discovered by examining the size of tumor, location of tumor and how far the tumor has spread. In first stage; very small tumors forms in to the kidney. In stage two; the patient gets fat tissues. In third stage; the cancer gets spread to the lymph nodes and the blood vessels near to the kidney. At stage four; the cancer grows and gets spread through whole body which means that this cancer has become a metastatic. And the cancer spread to other areas of the body like lymph nodes and forms new tumors in areas like bladder or lungs. Surgeons need to execute surgery in order to remove the tumor and prevent it from spreading in to the body. The survival rate for cancer decreases as the patient’s stages increases. It’s ideal to detect is early for better prognosis
Survival Rates: The overall survival rate for kidney cancer is 44% and that for 10 years is 40%. And the rates according to stages are at stage one its 90%, at the stage two it is 40-70%, at the stage three it is 5%.
Symptoms: Kidney cancer symptoms includes fatigue, blood in the urine (known as micro hematuria/macroscopic hematuria), pain in lower back (can continue in the flank part), long-term fever, rapidly losing weight and a tumor or material that is felt in the back especially in the lower back. Cancer of bladder and prostate cancer also may have the similar symptoms. To prevent it and for proper diagnosis, a doctor must examine the patient immediately when the symptoms arise.