Screening tests to detect early kidney cancer do not exist, and unfortunately, there are few if any early symptoms of this cancer. Most patients don’t notice any signs until the tumor has grown larger and begins to affect other organs. Consequently, be prepared to recognize the signs you should be tested for kidney cancer.
Continue reading “Signs You Should Be Tested For Kidney Cancer” →
If you or a loved one has ever passed a kidney stone, we don’t have to tell you how painful it is, or how helpless you feel. If it’s a first time event, you can be frightened out of your mind wondering what could be causing this horrible pain.
Sadly, if you have one case, you are more susceptible to others. If they become recurring, you will do almost anything to prevent them.
Here are some easy ways to prevent kidney stones.
Continue reading “Easy Ways To Prevent Kidney Stones” →
Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), is among the top 10 cancers found in men. About 40,000 new cases are reported each year, with a majority of them being in men over 40 who fall into the high-risk category. The good news is that there’s a very high survival rate, so it’s important to know the warning signs in order to diagnose the disease early.
Continue reading “5 Common Symptoms of Kidney Cancer in Men” →
June is men’s health month and we want to take the time to educate you on important facts regarding your health, or the health of the men in your life.
Continue reading “Men’s Health Month: Cancer in Men” →
Evaluating My Treatment Options for Kidney Cancer
The most common type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma. Several treatment options are available, including surgery or medical treatment.
The choice of treatment depends upon the stage of the cancer. The stage describes the size and aggressiveness of the cancer, including whether it has spread to other parts of the body (such as the lungs, liver, or bones). Lower stage cancers are generally not as advanced and are less likely to come back after treatment. Continue reading “Kidney Cancer Treatment in Lake Charles, LA” →