Overview of kidney cancer
Should cancer attack the kidneys, it will most likely affectonly one of them. Although there are various kinds of cancer attacking thekidneys, the most common kind of all is renal cell cancer.
However, all things considered, kidney cancer itself is notvery frequent but when it does occur it usually affects males over the age of50. Its main problem lies in the fact that it does not manifest any noticeablesymptoms until it comes to a fairly advanced stage when its usually impossibleto treat although there are certain drugswhich can help to somewhat extend the life span of someone with kidney cancer.
The bestcase scenario would be to discover the cancer in its early stages accidentally while testing someone for some entirely different condition. If this happens,the cancer could be terminated by removing the kidney whether partially orcompletely.
Problems accompanying kidney cancer
Complications arising from kidney cancer are most likelyregarding the patient’s mental health. Although it’s not impossible to detectit in somewhat earlier stages this cancer is most commonly discovered in theconsiderably advanced ones when there is not much left to do for the person but relieve the pain.
That is when the person almost certainly goes through thefive stages of grief. They include denial, anger, bargaining, depression andacceptance. During the first stage, the person is refusing to accept themedical facts and has real difficulty believing in the diagnosis, because it isunthinkable to even begin to comprehend that their time on this Earth is solimited. When the second stage, the anger stage begins one has usually allowed himself to face the diagnosis, however, this does not help him understand theinjustice of such a situation, causing him to throw fits of anger, as well asyell and fight with friends and family for the slightest of reasons.
The nextstage is called the bargaining stage and simply put - it is characterized bygrasping at straws. The person will insist on the doctor figuring out asolution to treat the disease. After being reassured that nothing can be done the patient drifts into the depression stage where he begins feeling all thehopelessness of his situation and looses interest in everything and everyone aroundhim. In the end the cancer patient will hopefully be able to reach the finalstage and accept the situation peacefully.