Kidney Cancer Treatment & Specialist in Delhi NCR

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Kidney Cancer Treatment & Specialist in Delhi NCR

Kidneys are a pair of organs situated in the pelvis on either side of the backbone. Kidney cancer is a malignant growth of the cells lining the kidney tubules. In India, about 1–2 in one lakh people are diagnosed with kidney cancer. The Urethra Clinic offers the best kidney cancer treatment in Delhi.

Kidney Cancer Treatment & Specialist in Delhi NCR

Symptoms of kidney cancer

    • Blood in urine
    • Low appetite
    • A lump felt on the lower back and flank
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Unintended weight loss
    • Persistent fever
    • Anemia

Why does kidney cancer happen?

Kidney cancer cannot be pinpointed to an exact cause. However, some factors increase the risk and predispose someone to kidney cancer.

  • Obesity: This is one of the most important risk factors for kidney cancers. In obesity, the fat cells of the body malfunction. There is a release of certain chemical substances such as leptin, TNF-α, and IL-6. These substances trigger the mechanisms of excessive cell growth and uncontrolled proliferation, leading to cancer.
  • Smoking: While smoking, the lungs absorb the contents of the inhaled substance, which then reaches the bloodstream. During the filtration process by the kidneys, the toxins or the cancer-causing chemicals in the blood stay as residue in the kidneys. These substances damage the cells of the kidney and accelerate the mechanism of cell division, thus leading to malignancy.
  • Genetic probability: Kidney cancer is inherited in a dominant genetic manner. Certain genes are responsible for kidney cancer. When these genes are inherited even from one parent, they can turn out positive for kidney cancer.
  • People undergoing dialysis for long periods: Due to the presence of long-term kidney disease, there is an increased chance of renal cysts. This, in turn, increases the tendency for kidney cancer. Kidney cancer treatment in Delhi at The Urethra clinic increases your chances of a speedy recovery.
  • Mutations of certain genes: The mutation of certain genes such as the VHL increases the chances of cancer. Under regular conditions, the VHL gene prevents abnormal cell growth. When this gene undergoes mutation, excessive cell division and growth occurs, resulting in cancerous growth.
  • Uncontrolled high blood pressure: In case of high blood pressure, the kidney tissues undergo specific changes making them susceptible to damage and the possibility of a malignancy. Kidney cancer treatment in Delhi encompasses a comprehensive treatment plan suited to your needs.
  • Asbestos exposure: Occupational exposure to asbestos causes it to reach the lungs and the bloodstream. When the kidneys filter out the waste during urine production, the substrate translocates to the kidneys and causes cancer.
  • Cadmium exposure: Industrial and environmental exposure to cadmium results in its accumulation in the epithelial cells and causes carcinogenic changes over time.
  • Radiation exposure such as radiotherapy for other cancers: When there is irradiation to the pelvic area, DNA damage might occur in cells and progress to kidney cancer.

The Urethra Clinic offers kidney cancer treatment in Delhi under the guidance of Dr. Vikram Shah Batra.

What tests are required before treatment of kidney cancer?

Before commencing treatment, the diagnosis of kidney cancer is confirmed first. The diagnosis of kidney cancer is based on:

    • Medical history: If you have one or more symptoms that may be suggestive of kidney cancer, a detailed assessment is necessary. Your specialist will take a detailed history to delve better into your symptoms. He/she will calculate the risk factors that may predispose you to the possibility of kidney cancer.
    • Blood tests: Laboratory blood tests give an indication of any issue with the kidneys. They will also point out if the cancer is local or has spread to other areas. Tests like the complete blood count (CBC) provide a picture of the level of red blood cells in the body. Anemia is a common finding in kidney cancers. Sometimes, an increase in the production of a substance called erythropoietin that stimulates the production of blood cells also may be detected.
    • Biochemical tests: Certain substances such as liver enzymes and serum calcium levels are altered in kidney cancer and these indicate the need for imaging techniques in diagnosis.
    • Urine analysis
    • Imaging techniques:
      i) CT scan: It provides detailed information about the location, size, and shape of the tumor.
      ii) Guided biopsy: A fine needle is used guided by the CT to take a sample of the tumor and is subject to histopathological testing.
      iii) MRI scan: This is used when a CT cannot be used due to impaired kidney function or the extent of the tumor.
      iv) Ultrasound: An ultrasound helps to detect any mass in the kidneys and also distinguishes the type of mass if it is malignant or benign.

What kind of surgeries are available for kidney cancer?

Surgery is sometimes the standard of care for kidney cancers. This depends upon the nature, type, and stage of cancer, as well as other attributes. Your doctor will decide on the right type of surgery for you.
The type of surgeries available to treat kidney cancers are:

    • Partial nephrectomy: In this type of surgery, only the part of the kidney containing the tumor is removed and the rest of the portion is left as it is. This is appropriate when the tumor is localized to only one area of the kidney. This surgery helps to regain kidney function.
    • Metastatic removal: In case the tumor has spread beyond the kidney, the area containing the tumor is removed. This is useful in preventing the further spread of the tumor.
    • Radical nephrectomy: This surgery removes the whole of the kidney, along with the adrenal gland on top of it, the associated lymph nodes, and the fat surrounding the kidney. Sometimes, the adrenal glands are left in place if the tumor is not in the near vicinity of the kidney tumor. Nowadays, this surgery is performed through robotic assistance and via the laparoscopic route.

Meet kidney cancer specialist in Delhi NCR – Dr. Vikram Shah Batra

Dr. Vikram Batra is a renowned urologist and specializes in reconstructive urology. He is a trained female genitourinary surgeon and the best doctor for kidney cancer in Delhi. He is a well-experienced surgical oncologist and a top consultant in uro oncology. One of the most sought-after urologists in Delhi, he is committed to offering the best in patient care and improving treatment outcomes.

Why choose The Urethra Clinic for kidney cancer treatment in Delhi?

The Urethra Clinic is widely regarded as one of the top clinics in Delhi offering urology treatments. Dr. Vikram Shah Batra, the Best Uro Cancer Surgeon in Delhi, and his team offer treatments for hypospadias, prostate cancer as well as surgeries such as penile and urethral reconstruction.

Urethra clinic is your best choice as we offer the latest procedures with the best precision. These treatments are aimed at offering management of the condition, as well as improving the quality of life.

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