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About Kidney Cancer:

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Is a type of cancer that is in the cells of the kidney. The cancer is caused by the rapid abnormal over growth of cells within the kidney. Our bodies are always making new cells so we can grow to replace worn-out cells or heal damaged cells after injury. Certain genes control these processes and all cancers are caused by changes to these genes.

 

Primary Cancer:

Has not spread to the kidney from somewhere else. It is mostly a disease seen in adults of over 40 years.

Secondary Cancer:

or 'metastases is cancer that has spread from somewhere else in the body. Secondary cancer in the kidney is more common than primary kidney cancer.

 

Some Factors that may increase the risk of developing kidney cancer:

Obesity :Being obesed appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing kidney cancer in both men and women.

Smoking:People who smoke have almost doubled the risk of developing kidney cancer as non smokers.

The risk of kidney cancer is higher in people with high blood pressure. Higher Body-mass index and
elevatedblood pressure independently increase the long term risk of renal-cell cancer in men.

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):The risk of kidney cancer is higher in people with high blood pressure. Higher Body-mass index and
elevatedblood pressure independently increase the long term risk of renal-cell cancer in men.

Diabetes:Diabetes is one of many risk factors of kidney cancer. Diabetic people have 42% hgher risk
of developing kidney cancer than than non diabetics.

Family History of Kidney Cancer:There are several genetic and hereditary conditions, which if inherited may make it more likely for benign
and malignant cells to develop.

 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

1. Blood in the urine are general and may relate to a non-cancerous kidney or urinary tract problems. Changes in urine colour to dark or rusty brown.
2. Lower back pain.
3. Abdominal pain (belly area)
4. A mass or lump in the belly or abdominal area.
5. Constant tiredness.
6. Rapid or unplanned weight loss.

 

In general, cancer survivors return to their specialist every 3 to 4 months during the few years of their treatment and once or twice after a year . At these visits, your doctor will look for side effects from treatment and will check to ensure your cancer has not returned (recurred) or spread (metastasized) to
another part of your bbody.

 

Website: www.julietibrahimfoundation.org,
Email: info@julietibrahimfoundation.org,
donate@julietibrahimfoundation.org
Mobile: +233-244042757

 

Save A Life Fund:

A fund purposely established to encourage donors to contribute to save the lives of people suffering.

End it Now! :

EIT is a health campaign program which brings together music, movie and TV stars to support to save lives.

Sealed!:

is a concert aimed at raising funds to support JIF in its operations. SEALED! is mainly purposed to help the less privileged.

Resources:

Medical publications, links, and more info about kidney Cancer and activities of JIF