Urological (including Bladder and Kidney) Information

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Type of Surgery Affects Long-Term Survival in Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

Older people with early-stage kid­ney cancer lived longer if only the tumor, and not the entire kidney, was removed, according to a new study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cancer-specific survival, however, was similar regardless of whether people had a partial nephrectomy (kidney removal) or a radical nephrectomy.

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What’s New in Kidney Cancer Research?

There is always research going on in the area of kidney cancer. Scientists are looking for causes of the disease and ways to prevent it. They are also trying to find new drugs and looking at the best way to combine drugs already in use. A major area of research lies in finding better ways to choose the best treatment for each per­son. That is, finding factors about a person’s cancer that make it more likely to respond to a certain medicine.

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Adult Cancer Survivors at Increased Risk of Psychological Distress

Long-term survivors of cancer that developed in adulthood are at increased risk of experiencing serious psychological distress, according to a report in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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General Information about Kidney Cancer

Renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney.

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Treatment Options for Kidney Cancer

Different types of treatments are available for patients with renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma). Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials.

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General Information about Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the bladder.

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Treatment Options for Bladder Cancer

Different types of treatment are available for patients with bladder cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials.

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Fertility & Cancer

by Kutluk Oktay, MD, and Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg MD, PhD

As cancer survival rates continue to improve, many young adults will face infertility after being cured from their malignant diseases. Fertility is a critical component of quality of life for cancer survivors. Given the significant impact of cancer treatments on fertility, fertility preservation should be a natural extension of cancer care.

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