Renal cancer – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by

Renal cancer, also known as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), is a fast-growing type of cancer and often spreads to the lungs and surrounding organs. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. Renal cancer occurs when cancer cells start to grow uncontrollably in the lining of the tubules of the kidney. The kidneys help the body get rid of waste and regulate fluid balance. These tubules aid in filtering the blood, help in excreting waste, and aid in producing urine. Therefore, all of these functions are affected when renal cancer occurs. Although it can be diagnosed in anyone, it is most commonly found in men between the ages of 50 and 70. There are also some risk factors for the disease. These include a family history of renal cancer, dialysis treatment, hypertension, obesity, smoking cigarettes, polycystic kidney disease, the genetic condition Von Hippel-Lindau disease, and chronic abuse of certain prescribed and over-the-counter medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for arthritis treatment, and medications for fever and pain relief like acetaminophen.

Known symptoms of renal cancer

Initially, the signs of renal cancer are not evident. However, as cancer progresses, the symptoms become noticeable. These may include blood in the urine; a lump or mass in the back, near the kidney; a continuous pain in the side, near the kidneys; a lump in the abdomen; anemia; constant fever and night sweats; tiredness or fatigue; and weight loss and loss of appetite.

Body systems harmed by renal cancer

The body systems harmed by renal cancer are the urinary, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, circulatory, cardiovascular, immune, and reproductive systems. Renal cancer may cause fever, swollen lymph nodes, breathing difficulties, fatigue, pain on one side of the body or back, loss of appetite, weight loss, blood in the urine, swelling around the left testicle, and bone pain.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent renal cancer

Renal cancer can be prevented by eating foods rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.

Treatments, management plans for renal cancer

Treatment options for renal cancer may include surgery to remove a part or the whole kidney and targeted therapies. There are natural remedies and herbs for renal cancer. These include astragalus, cat’s claw, baking soda, and Reishi mushrooms.

Where to learn more

Summary

Renal cancer is a fast-growing type of cancer and often spreads to the lungs and surrounding organs.

Renal cancer causes blood in the urine; a lump or mass in the back, near the kidney; a continuous pain in the side, near the kidneys; a lump in the abdomen; anemia; constant fever and night sweats; tiredness or fatigue; and weight loss and loss of appetite.

Renal cancer harms the urinary, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, circulatory, cardiovascular, immune, and reproductive systems.

Renal cancer may be prevented with foods rich in vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.

Renal cancer can be treated with surgery and targeted therapies.

Natural treatments for renal cancer include the use of astragalus, cat’s claw, baking soda, and Reishi mushrooms.

Sources include:

Healthline.com 1

Healthline.com 2

MedicalNewsToday.com

NutritionFacts.org

BetterHealth.VIC.gov.au

CuresDecoded.com



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