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Postby Rick » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:15 pm

My mom has kidney cancer and she is frightened to have the removal surgery of the kidney,what will happen if she chooses not to do the sugery? We hear different stories on both.
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Postby Scandleah » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:14 am

well operation is not the only way to remove the tumor from kidney. there are other two way can be applied for her treatment.

Tumor ablation: Tumor ablation destroys the tumor without surgically removing it. Examples of ablative technologies include cryotherapy, interstitial radiofrequency ablation, high- intensity focused ultrasound, microwave thermotherapy and laser coagulation. Ablation can be accomplished during open surgery, laparoscopy, retroperitoneoscopy or percutaneously (through the skin). Since renal tumor ablation is a relatively new procedure, long-term results are unknown. However, ablation may be less invasive than nephrectomy and may be useful in patients who cannot tolerate a more extensive surgery. Tumor ablation may also permit a better chance of preserving kidney function in situations when multiple tumors are present. In general, tumor ablation is best reserved for older or somewhat frail patients. The risk to tumor recurrence with these approaches is somewhat higher than with surgical excision.

Embolization: This is not a standard treatment option, but may be considered in patients who cannot tolerate tumor removal or ablation. It may also be considered as an adjunct to standard forms of treatment, especially when the tumor is actively bleeding. Embolization can stop the bleeding and permits physicians to stabilize the patient before surgery. Embolization is usually performed under sedation and is accomplished by advancing a long narrow catheter from a peripheral artery (such as in the groin) into the artery of the kidney. The catheter is used to deposit small embolic material particles in the vessels of the kidney. These particles block the flow of blood to the tumor and, therefore, stop active bleeding. Furthermore, without a blood supply, the tumor eventually dies. Since it is unclear whether or not embolization completely eliminates the tumor, it is not considered a primary form of therapy for kidney cancer.

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Postby Matthieu » Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:13 pm

MY husband also has kidney cancer but they could not operate on him,

there are other treatments available and some trials get mum

to ask her specialist about them

we have been told it is a slow growing cancer http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertyp...
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Postby Sage » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:48 pm

My wife has stage IV kidney cancer.Four and a half years ago she had her left kidney and both adrenal glands removed.We felt that it needed to be done if she was to have a fighting chance.For her it was the right thing to do.I am not sure that she would still be here if she had not done it. She has had no problems as a result of the surgery.
After 5 different types of treatment she has beat the odds and is doing well.
She is now on Sutent - an approved drug for kidney cancer.
There is a chat room on the kidney cancer association web site that is very helpful; you may want to log in on a Tuesday or Thursday evening beginning around 8:00 eastern time.
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Postby Bertram » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:49 pm

I'm sorry to hear that, I'm not a doc or anything but you can live with out one of your kidney's thats the beauty of the human body, we have 2 eyes, 2 arms, 2 legs, 2 kidneys... The fact is the cancer can spread to other organs and tissues. May god be with you and your mother.
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