Click the link for the results of this study showing that long-term, regular use of non-aspirin anti-inflammatory painkillers raises the likelihood of developing kidney cancer by more than 50%, a study shows.
My husband was diagnosed with testicular cancer 5 yrs ago. He had is testicle removed and went thru 10 weeks of radiation. Everything has been fine at each yearly visit since then, except for the one this week. His doctor just informed that while doing the CT Scan they found a spot on his kidney. The doctor seems to think it is nothing but wants an ultrasound nonetheless. What could this be if anything? Any help would be greatly appreciated. ThanksView Thread
We are celebrating 3 years of Educating and Supporting kidney patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Our guest speaker for this 3rd Birthday Celebration will be Dr. Toby Gottheiner, who presented at our first meeting three years ago in October of 2007. Dr. Gottheiner is a local nephrologist with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation and a recipient of many honors. He recently received the Champions of Hope Award for Physicians from the National Kidney Foundation (of Northern California and Northen Nevada). Dr. Gottheiner also acts as the BAAKP Medical Advisor.
Dr. Gottheiner's topic on October 3 will be "Hypertension, Salt and Chronic Kidney Disease." The talk will cover the impact of hypertension on the kidneys and hypertension treatment strategies (in people with normal as well as impaired kidney function). He will also cover various diet and nutritional aspects of hypertension including salt.
The American Kidney Fund is the nation's No. 1 source of treatment-related financial assistance to kidney patients and a leader in providing health education to people with or at risk for kidney disease.
The American Kidney Fund reaches tens of thousands of individuals each year with information about kidney health; operates a kidney disease screening program in high-risk communities; and maintains a toll-free HelpLine (866-300-2900) which provides education about kidney disease.View Thread
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