Types & Stages of Kidney Cancer
Following are given some of the major types of kidney cancer and a brief overview of each type.
- Renal kidney cancerous cell or Aden carcinoma (Hyper-nephroma).
Renal kidney cancerous cells further have subtypes:
- Clear cell
- Collecting duct
- Papillary (Type 1 and 2)
- Transitional (cancerous carcinoma cell of the kidney) or Bladder cancer
- Wilms Tumor (Childhood Kidney cancer) or Nephroblastoma’
Renal Kidney Cancerous cell
Renal kidney cancerous cells are there to release or discharge up the metabolic or toxic waste from the body. Incongruous malignancy and kidney functions results in the development of the cancer.
The signs and symptoms of the renal cancerous cells alter from individual to individual.
The kidney cancer is more common in men than women. It affects the men twice as the number of women. The signs of kidney cancer usually appear in adults around the age of 50-50+ in most of the cases. The cancerous cells damage the renal kidney tissue which is responsible for the filtration of impure blood and sends the purified blood to other organs of the body. Renal cancer has another type of cancer which usually occurs at the renal pelvis region and is commonly known as ‘Transitional cancerous carcinoma cell of the kidney’. Blood in urine is the recurrent and common symptoms of such kidney cancer.
The common kidney cancer found in youngsters or children is Wilms tumor. However, it takes it effect in an early age but is unable to diagnose until the child reaches the age of 3. Many congenital issues and problems lay the base for such disease like imbalance in hereditary hormones cause the irregularities in the urinal tract of children.
There can be many other diseases affect the children due to the abnormal hereditary hormones inside the blood of the children. Major of them are Hemi hypertrophy and an increased Iris. The former is the enlargement of one side and the latter is raised part of an eye.
Severe pain, frustration and mass production are the common causes of this disease. Signs of blood in urine like adults are also common in children. These cancerous cells if not treated at time can spread over other parts of the body like liver, lungs, bones or other abdominal organs. You cannot deny the fact that these cells can spread from one kidney to another. These cells have the tendency to build bigger colonies on different parts of the abdomen region and commonly known as ‘Distant cancerous cell disease’ by physicians and doctors.
Transitional Carcinoma Cancerous Kidney cell
Transitional cancerous cells are usually developed due to the high consumption of alcohol or excessive smoking. Drinking and smoking weaken the immune system of the organs and easily fell victim of cancer. Bladder, kidney and urethra region are the most affected from this cancerous cells, especially the bladder system. Cancerous cells are developed by transitional epithelium lining present in the abdominal organs.
Transitional epithelium is a sort of tissue made up of multiple layers of epithelial cells. These cells have the tendency to contract and expand automatically. These cells are cubical in shape and are found in urinary tract. When the gallbladder is full, they don’t expanded or compressed. In normal conditions, these cells mostly compressed and expanded, flat and irregular (squamous) in appearance. The epithelium cells provide the necessary prevention against the caustic effect of the urine and also hold the fluctuation of the liquid.
The generous production of the abdominal mass results in Wilms tumor. This tumor usually occurs when the tumor suppressor gene known as “Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) on chromosome 11” suppresses the tumor and makes their hold on the growth of active and healthy cells of the body. The suppression process brings forth many signs and symptoms in individuals’ body like hypertension, high fever, severe abdominal pain and hematuria.
Unilateral and multi-centric Wilms tumor formations are common in kidney cancer. By unilateral and multi-centric we mean that you can have tumor in either one side of the kidney or presence of multiple tumors in both the kidneys simultaneously. The severe bilateral tumor is found in almost 5-10% of young children. However, the unilateral tumor is usually diagnosed in youngsters between 42-47 months of age and bilateral tumor formation is diagnosed between 30-33 months of age. The chances for getting a victim of this evil disease are equal for both male and females. The first 15 years are the most crucial for both male and female youngsters.
Nephroblastoma is another name given to Wilms tumor by a German Surgeon Wilms (1867-1918). The surgery of this tumor is not an easy task. It is a big challenge for the surgeons with no margin of errors and that is why surgeons take extra special preventive measures to make the operation thriving.
Congenital Disease and Disorders
- Enlarged Kidney disease
- Horseshoe Kidney disease
- Multi-cystic dysphasic Kidney disease
- Polycystic Kidney disease
- Renal Dysphasia, severe renal failure, chronic renal failure
Others Diseases and Disorders
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- GlomeruloNephritis or Glomerular Nephritis (GN)
- HyderoNephrosis (enlargement of kidneys)
- Interstitial Nephritis
- Kidney stones
- Lupus Nephritis
- Minimal Kidney change disease
- Pyle-o-Nephritis (infectious disease)
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