Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led by a Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientist. 364 more words
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I was working with a solvent tricholorethylene. Now I lost my right kidney and am waiting for chemo or radiation treatment. Which is less dangerous?
I am a nephrologist and have no expertise with kidney cancer. I suggest that you consult with a urologist or an oncologist in order to know what to do with kidney cancer. 20 more words
Would you imagine for a minute if lightning were to hit you, what that jolt would do to you. Then imagine if it happened twice! I’m not talking about lightning striking in the literal sense, but we often have events that happen in our life that really feels like such an immense jolt. 1,378 more words
This week I was diagnosed with cancer in my kidney. Originally my urologist said the latest protocol is to try chemotherapy first and then take the kidney if necessary. Now he wants to take the kidney and decide if I need chemo on what he finds during the surgery. I am 75 years old if that is pertinent. What determines the order of chemo/surgery?
I am a nephrologist and do not have any expertise in the surgical or medical management of kidney cancer. I suggest that you continue to consult with your urologist. 14 more words
Evidence linking diabetes and kidney cancer has grown stronger over the past decade, leading researchers to investigate the reasons behind these links.