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What Is Kidney Tumor?

Description of the Disease

A kidney tumor is a new growth that arises from the cells of the kidney tissue. It can be malignant (cancer) or benign. A tumor can arise in one or both kidneys at the same time.


Kidney tumors are classified as kidney cancer and benign tumors. Kidney cancer is subdivided into several types depending on the cellular structure.


Symptoms of a kidney tumor may include pain in the lower back, blood in the urine, fatigue, loss of appetite and weight, high blood pressure, and swelling.


The causes of kidney tumors may be genetic factors, smoking, obesity, arterial hypertension, exposure to certain chemicals.


To diagnose a kidney tumor, ultrasound examination, CT, MRI, blood and urine tests are performed.


Treatment of a kidney tumor may include surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, molecularly targeted therapy.


Prevention of kidney tumors includes quitting smoking, maintaining a normal weight, controlling blood pressure, healthy eating, and an active lifestyle.


Diagnosis and treatment of kidney tumors are carried out by a urologist-oncologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.