There is a growing incidence of kidney or renal cancer among younger people in India. Here’s all you need to know about this condition.
There is a growing incidence of kidney or renal cancer among younger people in India. Here’s all you need to know about this condition.(Photo: iStockphoto)
  • 1. What is Kidney or Renal Cancer?
  • 2. What Are the Risk Factors for Developing Kidney Cancer?
  • 3. Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
  • 4. How Can You Protect Yourself?
  • 5. Diagnosis
  • 6. Treatment & Role of Robot Assisted Surgery
Why Kidney Cancer Is a Growing Concern Among Young Indians

The five widely ignored cancers among men are prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and penis (penile) cancer. It is therefore important to be aware of the causes, symptoms and treatment for each of these for timely detection and treatment. While prostate cancer is the most commonly spoken about, the others are equally significant.

There is a growing incidence of kidney or renal cancer among younger people in India. Here’s all you need to know about this condition.

  • 1. What is Kidney or Renal Cancer?

    There is a growing incidence of kidney or renal cancer among younger people in India. Here’s all you need to know about this condition.
    Kidney cancer is a condition in which the kidney cells become malignant and form tumours.
    (Photo: iStockphoto)

    Kidney cancer is a condition in which the kidney cells become malignant and form tumours. It appears in the lining of tiny tubes which lie in the kidney.

    While this disease has primarily affected the elderly over decades, there is a growing incidence of this condition among younger people in India. Nearly one-third of kidney cancer patients are below 50 years of age and nearly 12 per cent of patients are less than 40 years.

    Research shows that increasing cancer incidence could be due to poor nutrition in Indians. Another factor is lack of awareness about this cancer which hinder them seeking medical opinion or to have a regular health check.

    Also Read : Chronic Kidney Disease Kills More Men Than Women, Says a Study

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