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Kidney cancer

Also known as Cancer Of The Kidney, Renal Cancer, Malignant Tumor Of Kidney, and Malignant Neoplasm Of Kidney

Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cells in the kidney.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with kidney cancer, 35% report having kidney mass, 13% report having retention of urine, and 10% report having symptoms of the kidneys. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of kidney cancer are kidney mass, symptoms of the kidneys, and bedwetting, although you may still have kidney cancer without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with kidney cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, urinalysis, x-ray computed tomography, complete physical skin exam performed (ml), ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with kidney cancer include sunitinib (sutent), temsirolimus, vincristine, zoledronic acid (reclast), everolimus (afinitor), filgrastim (neupogen), doxorubicin, travoprost (travatan), dactinomycin, sorafenib, ioversol, midodrine and pentoxifylline .

Sunitinib (Sutent)
$5600
(28 days)
Temsirolimus

Vincristine
$19
(21 days)
Zoledronic Acid (Reclast)
$835
(28 days)
Everolimus (Afinitor)

Filgrastim (Neupogen)
$1938
(14 days)
Doxorubicin
$114
(21 days)
Travoprost (Travatan)
$95
(28 days)
Dactinomycin

Sorafenib
$5380
(28 days)
Ioversol

Midodrine
$106
(28 days)
Pentoxifylline
$18
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for kidney cancer include age 75+ years age 60-74 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.1x
30-44 years
0.3x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
2.5x
75+ years
2.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.3x
Other
0.7x
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