Cancer of the kidney is a disease that begins in the kidneys. There are several types of kidney cancer; the most common type in most adults is renal cell cancer. Another form of cancer called the Wilms’ tumor is most common in children. Kidney cancer is usually treated by surgically removing the kidneys. The Colorado Cyberknife Facility in Lafayette offers a more modern form of treatment called Cyberknife Treatment for kidney and renal cell cancer.
Before discussing the Cyberknife Treatment for kidney and renal cell cancer, it is necessary to know more about the kidneys.
The kidneys are part of the body’s urinary system which is responsible in filtering waste products from blood and makes urine. The other parts of this system include the ureters, bladder, prostate (males), and urethra. The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs. They are almost as big as a fist. They are situated on each side of the spine just behind your abdominal organs. The main function of your kidney is to filter blood. This is done when blood goes to your kidneys; waste products and excess water are collected and excreted out of the body in the form of urine.
Doctors haven’t really found the real cause of kidney cancer, though they are convinced that this type of cancer starts when kidney cells acquire mutation or alteration in their DNA. This results in rapid cell growth. These abnormal cells would eventually form a tumor. Kidney cancer is more common among men. Though some doctors agree that if a person is a heavy smoker, he will have a higher risk of developing kidney cancer. Obese people are also likely to develop kidney cancer. If you are receiving treatments for kidney failure, you are also more likely to contract kidney cancer.
Though the symptoms of kidney cancer will not be manifested in the early stages, the following are expected to appear during the later stages of kidney cancer:
- Presence of blood in urine
- Persistent back pain just below the ribs
- A feeling of exhaustion
- Unexplained weight loss
- Sporadic fever
Now that we know the possible causes of kidney and renal cell cancer, as well as its symptoms, it is now time to discuss how to treat the disease. Surgery is often the best treatment when the cancer has not yet spread. An alternative, state-of-the-art treatment that has recently been introduced by the Colorado Cyberknife Facility, Cyberknife Treatment for kidney and renal cell cancer gives newfound hope to patients who are afflicted with this disease. The Cyberknife VSI System offers patients what they call as the most advanced radio surgery treatment option.
The Cyberknife Treatment for kidney and renal cell cancer is non-invasive so doctors say that the risk of complications is less likely to occur. This treatment is able to treat hard to reach tumors that seem to be hard to operate. It greatly eliminates the risk of infection which is often associated with open surgery. It is relatively painless, thus the patients need not be put to sleep. Most of the treatments can be done on an outpatient basis.
The Cyberknife VSI Treatment seems posed to becoming the treatment of choice for most cancer patients.