I know I have kidney cancer – the renal cell carcinoma because of my VHL Syndrome. But I still had questions, so I started with searching Kidney Cancer Canada:
Kidney cancer is a term that encompasses many different types of cancer that may arise in the kidney. The kind of kidney cancer that you may have depends on which cells of the kidney became abnormal or cancerous. The best treatment is based upon the type of kidney cancer you have and its size. In very rare cases, kidney cancer may be related to a hereditary disorder such as VHL Syndrome
I've been kinda obsessed with this one aspect of my VHL lately because of my upcoming surgery to remove the last of my kidneys (and I guess the cancer, too). I've always wondered and asked my surgeon about all the recurring cancer in my kidneys (for 24 years). I also googled this article:
Expert Stresses Significance of Genetic Differences in Kidney Cancer May 2017- Interview with W. Marston Linehan, MD
When we started looking at kidney cancer in the 1980s… We studied [VHL] patients and these families — these very brave people — and we managed them, learned how to treat them surgically and learned how to do active surveillance…
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