Over the last two decades the number of Americans with kidney cancer has risen progressively. Thankfully, an exciting new treatment is creating hope for those fighting this devastating disease.
In 2018, there were be approximately 63,000 new cases of kidney cancer diagnosed in the United States alone with approximately 15,000 deaths.
According to Dr. Saby George, MD from the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, there are various causes for the disease including smoking, obesity, hypertension and more.
The most common type of kidney cancer is called Renal cell carcinoma or RCC for short. This kind mainly effects those 50-70 years old.
Kidney cancer symptoms include blood in urine, a mass or lump on the side or lower back and flank and lower back pain on one side.
Dena Battle lost her husband to kidney cancer and formed a support advocacy organization called KCCure.
However, there are reasons to be hopeful if you or a loved one have been diagnosed and/or are battling kidney cancer.
The Food and Drug Association has recently approved a new combination theory. This treatment works by activating the immune system to fight the cancer.
Learn more about this exciting treatment at OPDIVO.com or by consulting your doctor about treatment options.