Cancer is nothing but sudden and unexpected growth of cells in a particular part of the body. If the growth happens to be in the pair of kidneys which is located on the spine just above the waist, is called kidney cancer.
Adults are the most affected by this type of cancer. The main causes for the disease to occur due to Cigarette smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, long term dialysis (that is purification of kidney), presence of a gene called VHL in some families, In occupation when got contacted to some chemical substances. These factors are the most common factors that cause kidney cancer.
A few common types of kidney cancer are; the renal cell cancer which affects adults, transitional cell cancer which affects the bladder and sometimes called as bladder cancer.
Wilms tumor is another type of cancer which occurs in the childhood.
When the cancer cells start spreading from the kidney they just pass through the lymph nodes (which carries the tissue fluid), and is taken to lungs and liver, thus affecting them both. The most common symptom of this type of cancer is blood blended with urine at the time of excretion.
There are some alternative treatments available for this type of cancer, they are;
Acupuncture, massage therapy, herbal products, vitamins or special diets, meditation and spiritual healing.
There are some ways to reduce the cancer pain too. Pain medicine, radiations and nerve block are used for that purpose.
In the standard method of kidney cancer treatment, the stage of the disease is noted and age of the person is a prime factor. If it hasn’t spread, then it may be cured by some means. If it has spread, it is very difficult to cure. In the first step, the size of the cancer cells are detected, then the location is found, after that depending upon the size and stage of the disease whether surgery or radiation therapy is employed.
Anand Ikav is an author living in India. He is an expert in alternative cancer treatments and you can learn a lot from his website alternative medicine cancer treatment