At the OSUCCC – James, kidney cancer research experts focus on studying kidney cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure.
In fact, the OSUCCC – James consistently paves the way in learning more about what causes kidney cancer — leading to even more highly targeted prevention, care and treatment.
Screening for Kidney Cancer
Cancer screening exams can help find kidney cancer at its earliest stage when the chances for successful treatment, optimal outcomes and fewer side effects are greatest. These tests are usually done when a patient is healthy and has no specific symptoms.
Not only are expert cancer researchers at the OSUCCC – James continually working to detect and diagnose kidney cancer early, but they are also developing additional tests to detect and diagnose cancer even earlier, leading to improved outcomes, faster responses and fewer side effects.
Kidney Cancer Risk Factors
A kidney cancer risk factor is anything that increases your chances of developing the disease. The following factors may play a role in the development of kidney cancer:
- High blood pressure
- Misusing certain pain medicines, including over-the-counter pain medicines, for long periods
- Having certain genetic conditions, such as von Hippel-Lindau disease or hereditary papillary renal cell carcinoma
(Source: National Cancer Institute)
Not everyone with risk factors will get kidney cancer. But having certain risk factors may increase your risk of developing the disease. If you are at high risk for kidney cancer, talk to your doctor about tests to find out if you have early signs of the disease.
If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney cancer, would like a second opinion or would like to speak with a kidney cancer specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.