Young Mother Has Hope and Health After a New Technique for Treating Kidney Cancer

Twenty-two weeks into her third pregnancy, Jessica Dykstra experienced incredible joy and intense fear --- in just a few minutes. Jessica learned she was having a baby girl to complement her two toddler boys. And just minutes before, the 25-year-old San Diego resident was diagnosed with stage 2 renal cell carcinoma — a malignant tumor on her left kidney.08/07/2018
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

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In this study, we reviewed major human studies on the health risks of radiation exposure and showed that sex-related factors may potentially influence the long-term response to radiation exposure. Available data suggest that long-term radiosensitivity in women is higher than that in men who receive a comparable dose of radiation. The report on the biological effects of ionizing radiation (BEIR VII) published in 2006 by the National Academy of Sciences, United States emphasized that women may be at significantly greater risk of suffering and dying from radiation-induced cancer than men exposed to the same dose of radiation....
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Discussion MDSCs violently emerge in pathological conditions in an attempt to limit potentially harmful immune and inflammatory responses. Mechanisms supporting their expansion and survival are deeply investigated in cancer, in the perspective to reactivate specific antitumor responses and prevent their contribution to disease evolution. These findings will likely contribute to improve the targeting of MDSCs in anticancer immunotherapies, either alone or in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors. New evidence indicates that the expansion of myeloid cell differentiation in pathology is subject to fine-tuning, as its...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Li Liu, Jiajing Lin and Hongying He* Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Liuzhou Worker’s Hospital, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, Liuzhou, China Background and Objective: Endometrial cancer (EC) is a common gynecological malignancy worldwide. Despite advances in the development of strategies for treating EC, prognosis of the disease remains unsatisfactory, especially for advanced EC. The aim of this study was to identify novel genes that can be used as potential biomarkers for identifying the prognosis of EC and to construct a novel risk stratification using these genes. Me...
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Iliana Claudia Balga Milian1, Rafaela José Silva1, Camilla Manzan-Martins1, Bellisa Freitas Barbosa1, Pamela Mendonça Guirelli1, Mayara Ribeiro1, Angelica de Oliveira Gomes2, Francesca Ietta3, José Roberto Mineo4, Priscila Silva Franco1 and Eloisa Amália Vieira Ferro1* 1Laboratory of Immunophysiology of Reproduction, Institute of Biomedical Science, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil 2Department of Morphology, Federal University of the Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil 3Department of Life Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy 4Laboratory of I...
Source: Frontiers in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Introduction: Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represent 3% of all adult malignancies, it is rare in women of childbearing age; therefore, cancer diagnosis during pregnancy is also a unique event.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Movies Case Reports 4 – Tumors and Embolism Source Type: research
We present the case of a 38-year-old patient at her 16th week of gestation, presenting left flank pain. The diagnosis of renal tumor was based on the finding of the renal ultrasound and the MRI. A radical nephrectomy was performed. Pathological investigations confirmed the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. The childbirth occurred at the end of the third trimester with no incidents.
Source: African Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
We present the case of a 38-year-old patient at her 16th week of gestation, presenting left flank pain. The diagnosis of renal tumor was based on the finding of the renal ultrasound and the MRI. A radical nephrectomy was performed. pathology confirmed the diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma. The childbirth occurred at the end of the third trimester with no incidents.
Source: African Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2017 Source:Urology Case Reports, Volume 13 Author(s): Anna Scavuzzo, Zael Santana Rios, Cristobal Diaz-Gomez, Beatriz Varguez Gonzalez, Victor Osornio-Sanchez, Edgar Bravo-Castro, Edgar Linden-Castro, Pedro Martinez-Cervera, Miguel Angel Jimenez-Rios To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of renal cell carcinoma in kidney horseshoe diagnosed in the second trimester of pregnancy. We performed open radical nephrectomy when the pregnancy was completed. Kidney cancer is rare during pregnancy and the symptoms can be mimic urinary infection. The diagnosis and its management can be a challenge.
Source: Urology Case Reports - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: there is no increased risk of doing the lymph node dissection early on.   Dr. Eggener-CON   Basics Lymph node dissections rarely done, even for large tumors, because there is no proven therapeutic or staging benefit for low risk patients.  A Mayo study revealed no data showing therapeutic benefit in high risk patients.  For clinically node negative high risk patients, there is staging value but no proven therapeutic benefit. Rate of positive nodes is associated with stage and grade; the higher the stage and grade, the more likely there will be positive nod...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news
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