Renal Cancer is known to people with various terms such as Hypernephroma, Renal Adenocarcinoma, Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) or Kidney Cancer. Renal Cancer occurs due to rapid and uncontrollable growth of cancer cells in the lining of the tubules of the kidney. These small tubes are also known as tubules.
The basic functionality of kidneys in our body is to regulate fluid balance and helps us eliminate the waste from the body. There are small tubes in the kidneys which assist filter the blood, helps in elimination of waste through excretion and urine creation.
When Renal Cancer is in its early stages, patients may be symptom-free. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include:
- A lump in the abdomen
- Blood in the urine
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Vision problems
- Persistent pain in the side
- Excessive hair growth (in women)
Renal Cancer is fast-growing cancer and often spreads to the lungs and surrounding organs.
A case of renal cancer was recently treated successfully at Chandan Hospital, Lucknow. The patient was admitted to the hospital with the complaint of bleeding while urination. Extensive and invasive studies were performed to identify Hematuria (presence of blood in the urine) in the patient.
Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy is a surgery that removes one or both kidneys through several very small incisions to the patient. There are significant benefits for patients including reduced blood loss and transfusions, reduced pain, shorter hospital stays, improved cosmesis, and a faster recovery as compared to open surgery.
A standard procedure of Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy was performed by Dr Manmeet Singh to treat the patient. The patient only received a small incision in order to remove the diseased kidney. There is conclusive evidence showing that the long-term cancer control is obtained by this procedure similar to that of open surgical procedures.
Oral feeding was restarted on post-operative day 1, and the drain was removed on post-operative day 2. Immediately after the operation, radio frequency ablation was performed. No complications were observed in the follow-up examination conducted, and the patient fully recovered & was discharged in a healthy state
“I am very much thankful to Chandan Hospital and Dr Manmeet Singh for giving me an excellent course of stay. During my hospitalisation, all the staff was very much courteous. I received timely care, medication and staff attention, and I am very much thankful to everyone for giving me satisfactory treatment.”