The most important thing while having any problems with health is to be completely sure in the right diagnosis of the disease. The successful treatment of any disease is directly dependant on its timely correct diagnosis. Kidney cancer treatment relies on such diagnostic procedures as physical examination, blood and urine tests, ultrasonic examination, rontgenography (including renal angiography, urography, venacavography and others), Computer-Aided Tomography (also CAT), radionuclide scintigraphy, biopsy etc.
Correspondingly, kidney cancer treatment choices appear, depending on the stage of the disease, the patient's age and health as well on his or her allergic reactions for different kinds of medicine. Doctors and patients must take all these factors into account in order to work out the most optimal way of further treatment. Experts also advise to consult more than one specialist in this sphere, to examine several points of view, to choose several methods of kidney cancer treatment and only then to stop the choice on the treatment, satisfying the patient's needs and health possibilities.
This time is known to be the time full of worries and mental confusion experienced by people with kidney cancer. And here, certainly, the crucial and dominant role is played by the psychological help for patients by those who appear to be around them, that is their family, relatives, friends, and of course, the medical personnel, who can prolong their life by giving hope and confidence in future.
The primary and the most effective method of kidney cancer treatment was and still is the surgical one, which is called a nephrectomy. It essentially helps to make patients' life longer than while using other methods of treatment. Nephrectomy can be of several types, depending on the way of removing the kidney. Accordingly, radical nephrectomy (when the whole kidney is removed including the tissue around it), partial nephrectomy (when the part of the kidney is removed), and, finally, simple nephrectomy (when only the kidney is removed) are differentiated.
After the removal of one kidney the second one performs the functions of both representing its double load. Sometimes it happens that some problems with the remaining kidney arise requiring blood cleaning or even at the worst kidney transplantation, for which a patient can wait for years.
Other ways of kidney cancer treatment are chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological therapy and arterial immobilization. But these methods are relatively rarely used. They are mainly held as methods of palliative therapy producing low effectiveness in most of the cases.
As we see, kidney cancer prognosis depends on the stage of a neoplastic process and its kind. Some people with such a diagnosis can continue to lead their full life for a very long period of time after the treatment, and some people, unfortunately, hardly bear its' consequences without a fatal outcome.
Without a shadow of a doubt, kidney cancer prevention the key to living a longer a healthier life. What we put into our bodies will come back to haunt us later if we don't watch out.