Kidney Cancer Awareness
Written by: Tara Mann

There are now more than 1.5 million new cancers diagnosed every year. More than 50,000 are kidney cancers. Kidney cancer is one of a few cancers that have the fastest increasing incidence rates. The most common form of kidney cancer is Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), which accounts for 85% of kidney cancers and the other 15% are Urothelial Cell Carcinoma. Renal Cell Carcinoma has several subtypes; they differ in aggressiveness and how they respond to treatment. Fifteen to 25% of patients have metastatic disease at the time of diagnosis meaning the cancer has spread and is affecting other organs/parts of the body.

Factors that are linked to kidney cancer include the following: smoking, obesity, hypertension, the use of NSAIDS (ibuprofen, naproxen), family history of kidney cancer, Hepatitis C etc. Kidney cancer occurs twice as often in males than females.

Common symptoms
The most common symptom occurring in 40 – 50% of patients before diagnosis is blood in urine without pain. This may be present one day and not the next. This can also indicate other issues such as kidney stones; presence of blood in the urine should always be taken seriously and evaluated by a doctor. Presence of an abdominal mass is also a very common symptom. The mass is usually a hard lump under the skin that can be seen or felt as it grows and may be accompanied by back pain. Patients that are obese may not feel these masses and this can contribute to late diagnosis. Other common symptoms include: fatigue, weight loss, and anemia.

A highly recommended alternative therapy for kidney cancer is the Cesium Chloride protocol. This is a highly alkaline protocol, which can quickly slow the spread of the cancer and give the treatment more time to deal with the cancer. This protocol should not be carried out without guidance from an experienced practitioner. Larry of Essence of Life offers free phone support for those on this protocol. He can be reached at their website: Essence of Life

For fighters using alternative or conventional treatment for kidney cancer, long term survival and success is largely dependent on diet and nutrition.

Sources:
http://www.essense-of-life.com

Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma) Bladder Cancer

http://www.kidneycancer.org/knowledge/learn/about-kidney-cancer/

National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

http://progressreport.cancer.gov/doc_detail.asp?pid=1&did=2009&chid=93&coid=920&mid

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