Kidney Cancer

Radiation Therapy & Cancer Treatments in Payson, Scottsdale, Glendale, & Phoenix

If you’re fighting cancer, you need a competent, dedicated team by your side – and at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, that’s exactly what we have to offer. As a world-class cancer treatment provider, we’re proud to offer comprehensive, cutting-edge radiation therapy treatments from our six state-of-the-art cancer treatment centers. We’re proud to treat patients throughout the greater Phoenix area, and we work to customize treatment to perfectly suit our patients’ unique needs and lifestyles. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer, we’ll work with you to help you beat it no matter what the stage or the situation.

Overview of Kidney Cancer

They kidneys are two bean-shaped organs sitting on either side of the spine in the lower abdomen. Each about the size of a fist, they’re responsible for cleaning toxins and pollutants from the blood, helping the body’s cardiovascular system function correctly. While kidney cancer can be fatal, it’s often relatively easy to treat if it’s found before metastasizing (spreading) to other areas of the body. With early detection and treatment, we can help you overcome kidney cancer through convenient radiation therapy cancer treatment.

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

Unfortunately, kidney cancer often produces no symptoms early on. As the cancer develops, patients may start to experience a number of symptoms, including:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Chronic loss of appetite
  • Anemia
  • Blood in the urine
  • Swollen legs or ankles
  • Persistent fever that lasts weeks that isn’t caused by a cold or infection
  • An unusual lump in the back, side, or abdomen

Kidney Cancer Risk Factors

Scientists still don’t understand the exact causes of kidney cancer, but a number of factors appear to increase the risk of developing it:

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Tobacco consumption
  • Family history of kidney cancer
  • Long-term use of certain prescription & over the counter pain medications
  • Long-term exposure to chemicals like asbestos, cadmium, and some herbicides
  • Being male or African-American (scientists still don’t understand why these groups are at a higher risk)

Contact Your Phoenix, AZ Cancer Treatment Specialists

With early detection and treatment, we can often successfully treat kidney cancer, restoring your body to complete health. As a leading cancer treatment provider in the Glendale, Scottsdale, Payson, & greater Phoenix area, we’re proud to have helped countless patients beat cancer using a treatment method with minimal impact on their daily routine, and we would love to do the same for you. Contact us today or schedule an appointment online to learn how we can help you overcome your cancer. Whether you’re a new cancer patient or are seeking a second opinion, the team at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists is committed to helping you reclaim the healthy, happy body and lifestyle you deserve.

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