What comes to your mind when you think about the health of your kidneys?
Well, you probably don’t give much of a thought about it unless you are suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure and cancer is the last thing you worry about because we don’t usually hear about kidney cancer. However, Dr Anup Ramani, Uro-Oncological & Robotic Surgeon, Lilavati, Breach Candy, Saifee Hospital sees at least one or two patients every week who suffer from kidney cancer. Here he shares more facts about this condition.
5 Facts About Kidney Cancer
1. Kidney cancer is a silent killer
Like most cancers kidney cancer is silent and shows no symptoms till it is very late. Severe symptoms associated with kidney cancer such as blood in urine, pain during urination, pelvic pain come to light only during the last stages of the cancer. Mostly the cancer remains silent during the initial years. Sometimes an abdominal sonography done for other reasons reveals the presence of a tumour (malignant or benign) in the kidney.