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Kidney Cancer

  • What is Kidney Cancer?

    The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located on each side of the spine, just behind the intestines. They act as filters to remove excess fluid, electrolytes and waste from the blood. Different types of cancer can develop in the kidney.

    Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults. It starts in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidneys and starts growing uncontrollably to form a single mass within the kidney. More than one tumour can develop in one or both kidneys. This cancer occurs mainly in men aged 50 – 70 years old.

  • There are no known causes for kidney cancer. There are, however, some risk factors that may increase the chances of developing kidney cancer. These include:

    • Age (between 50 – 70 years of age)
    • Gender (men are more prone than women)
    • Race (African, American and Chinese)
    • Smoking
  • The symptoms of kidney cancer include:

    • Anaemia
    • Back pain
    • Blood in the urine (could also be a sign of other diseases)
    • Tiredness
    • Fever
    • Flank pain
    • Lump on one side of the tummy
    • Weight loss
  • If the kidney cancer is still in the early stages, the most efficient treatment include:

    • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, a minimally invasive surgery to completely remove all or the affected parts of the kidney

    If the kidney cancer is advanced and has spread outside the kidney, the treatment might include a combination of the following depending on the person's condition:

    • Immunotherapy to fight the cancer cells using the body’s immune system
    • Laparoscopic radical nephrectomy to stop the bleeding and pain from the cancer
    • Radiation therapy, which may be used to reduce pain and stop the bleeding from the cancer
    • Targeted therapy that uses agents to block blood supply to cancer cells
  • Our Specialists

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    • Ang Cher Siang Peter

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Women’S Cancer Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-22/23
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6252 5325
      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6836 5201
    • Ang Peng Tiam

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth, Level 2 Mount Elizabeth Hospital
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67370733
      Clinic:
      Parkway Cancer Centre (MNH L5)
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-43/50 To 55
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5522
    • Au Siew Cheng Elizabeth

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Elizabeth Au Oncology
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67374588
    • Chan Boon Yeow Daniel

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Icon Soc Novena Medical Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #06-24/2
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6266 2273
      Clinic:
      Icon Soc Mount Elizabeth Medical Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #17-03/04
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6737 8000
    • Chia Sing Joo

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      ML’ve URoCare Center
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6935 3891
    • Chia Whay Kuang John

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      En Oncology
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-21
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6259 5538
    • Chin Chong Min

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Chin Chong Min Urology & Robotic Surgery Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-40
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6235 1180
    • Chong Kian Tai

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Panasia Surgery Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-43/44
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2608
    • Chong Shih Jian Simon

      Specialty:
      Urology

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      Clinic:
      Simon Chong Urology & Andrology Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-11
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6262 3683
    • Chopra Akhil

      Specialty:
      Oncology - Medical

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      Clinic:
      Oncocare Cancer Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-59/60/61/62/63
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6694 1721

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