Treating kidney cancer in St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou
In St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, we provide kidney cancer patients with 18 advanced anticancer technologies and high quality services, and we will try our best to help them improve their living quality, relieve their pain and prolong their survival time. The MDT (Multidisciplinary Team) of St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou will make therapeutic plan for kidney cancer patients based on their condition. Combining minimally invasive therapies with historic traditional Chinese medicine, kidney cancer patients can avoid the suffering of traditional operation, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Meanwhile, experts will monitor the whole treatment, and adjust timely to improve the efficacy.
What is kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer is a kind of malignancy starts in epithelium of uriniferous tubule and can happen in any parts of renal parenchyma. Normally it grows slow, except for some special cases. The primary tumor in kidney can develop step by step to encroach on the tissues and organs around or metastases to other distant organs through lymphatic vessels or veins.
The incidence of kidney cancer
Kidney cancer is a most common malignancy in urinary system, whose incidence rate accounts for 3%-6% of all malignant tumors. With a ratio about 2：1 between male and female patients, it may occur in various ages and mostly happens in the age range of 50-70.
Survival rate of kidney cancer
There are many factors affecting the survival rate of kidney cancer. Generally, the survival rate for the patients who have removed kidney within 5 years is 35%～40%, while within 10 years is 17%～30%. Since the prognosis of kidney cancer is hard to estimate so that metastases may occur 20 - 30 years or even longer after nephrectomy.
What cause kidney cancer?
Although the incidence of kidney cancer is high, the exact causes are still unknown. It may be a combined result of many risk factors.
Smokers. The risk is high for those people who have been smoking without filter for more than 30 years to develop kidney cancer.
Obesity and high blood pressure. These are the two risk factors leading to male kidney cancer.
Occupation. The incidence and death rate of kidney cancer would increase in those people involved in printing, coke, dry-clean and petrochemical processing.
Radiation. The people who have been exposed in some weak radiation for long term would increase the risk of suffering from kidney cancer.
Heredity. The ones whose family members have suffered from kidney cancer get a higher incidence.
Food and drugs. According to researches, over intake of high milk products, animal proteins and fat, less intake of vegetables and fruits are the risky factors of kidney cancer.