What is a Kidney Tumor?

What is a Kidney Tumor?

2022-05-20 11:04:30/ Kategori : General Surgery

Kidney Tumor Causes and Diagnostic Protocols

Approach to Kidney Cancer

On examination, it should provide a complete evaluation with its location, shape, size and structure in the kidney. Early diagnosis is vital in kidney cancer. After early diagnosis, a long disease-free life can be achieved with the relevant treatment. Kidney Cancer is a relatively rare type of cancer that occurs as a result of uncontrolled growth of cancer cells that form a malignant tumor in the kidney. As kidney cancer grows and/or over time, it can spread directly from the main tumor or through the blood to the broken parts into the lungs, liver, pancreas, bones and brain (consult your physician for detailed information).

Kidney cancer usually occurs between the ages of 50 and 70. It is more common in men than women. However, the rate is not known exactly in our country. Although the risk factors for kidney cancer are known, the exact cause is not yet known. Blood in the urine, mass in the kidney area, pain, loss of appetite, general illness, weight loss, recurrent high fever, high blood pressure (hypertension), anemia are the complaints of the patients. Kidney tumors can be seen without any of these complaints. If the cancer has spread, findings related to the organ it has spread can be seen. For example, if it has spread to the lungs, cough, shortness of breath, bloody sputum may be present, as well as bone pain in patients with bone spread, headache, paralysis, loss of consciousness in patients with brain spread.

How Does a Physician Diagnose Kidney Cancer?

Research and physical examination by the doctor about the patient’s complaints and history is the first step towards reaching the diagnosis. In the examination, it is investigated whether there is abnormal stiffness or a mass in the region that fits the kidneys, especially in the abdomen. A blood and urine test can then be done. Occult blood can sometimes be detected in the urine in patients with kidney tumors. The patient’s complaints, history, and the doctor’s initial evaluation findings are very important for determining further investigations.

Kidney cancer can usually be diagnosed with imaging tests. CT, PET scan, ultrasound, intravenous pyelogram, and/or MR imaging tests may be used. Life expectancy for people with kidney cancer varies depending on the type, size and stage of kidney cancer, and other factors. Surgery, radiotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, and/or chemotherapy can be used to treat kidney cancer.


In order to obtain more precise results in the diagnosis of kidney cancer, the following examinations should be evaluated by the physician:

  • IT
  • PET scan
  • ultrasound
  • Intravenous Pyelogram
  • MRI
Attention to these!

Early diagnosis is vital in kidney cancer. After early diagnosis, a long disease-free life can be achieved with the relevant treatment.

  • Occurs between the ages of 50-70
  • More common in men than women
  • blood in the urine
  • Mass in the kidney area, pain,
  • Anorexia
  • weight loss


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