6 Subtle Signs Of Kidney Cancer That You Need To Know

http://youtu.be/0-rEV044x_M Kidney cancer doesn't get much of an attention unlike those of breast, skin, or prostate cancer. Kidney cancer refers to renal cell carcinoma or RCC. This makes up about 85% of all kidney cancer. RCC throws up as a tumour in the lining of one of the kidney tubules. Humans have two kidneys, which filter the blood of waste and toxins. Kidneys also balance the chemical composition of the blood and also manage its heath and urine production. The kidneys also produce hormones that help digest food. This encourages the bone marrow to produce red blood cells. The symptoms of kidney cancer appear in places like your urine tract or lower back. They have more to do with kidney function and tumour growth. Its symptoms do not appear until the later stages or until the tumour has grown large. It is only accidentally found during routine imaging tests. This video deals with the top warning signs that your body produces when the kidneys are in trouble. Continue watching to know about these subtle symptoms of kidney cancer. 1. Blood In Urine: This is one of the common symptoms of advanced stage RCC. Immediate medical attention is required in this case. 2. Back/Side Pain: Pain or pressure in the back or side is also a symptom of kidney cancer. The kidney mass might have become large and exerting pressure on the sides, thus giving you pain. 3. Fatigue: Persistent fatigue or weariness is actually a sign of kidney cancer. It is better to consult a doctor in order to make sure what is the source of weariness. 4. Weight Loss: Kidneys play an important role in metabolism and digestion. The ability to break down and absorb food will be hit if your kidneys are affected. Hence, weight loss is a common symptom of kidney cancer 5. Blood-related Issues: Kidney tumours can lead to anaemia, electrolyte or calcium imbalances or other blood-related issues. Hence, medical attention is required in these cases. 6. Diagnosis: If the doctors are able to detect kidney cancer, then they may remove the mass of infected cells through a procedure called nephrectomy. Here, the cancerous part alone is removed and the normal cells are left as they are. Even doctors may find it difficult to diagnose kidney cancer, hence it is better to go for regular body checks and scan to know of the cancer type and stage. Video URL : https://youtu.be/0-rEV044x_M