World Kidney Cancer Day

World Kidney Cancer Day
15 Jun 2023
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World Kidney Cancer Day

    Don't lose hope. Stand up and fight together in the intense battle against kidney cancer!

    In a world where medical advances continuously change our understanding of diseases, one illness needs our undivided attention: cancer. Envision a future in which cancer is no longer a cause for anxiety but rather a disorder that can be recognized early, treated efficiently, and even prevented. This is the goal that drives scholars, healthcare professionals, and advocates throughout the world. It is a vision based on the notion that every human deserves a better tomorrow regardless of circumstance.

    We are embarking on a journey of empowerment, education, and optimism as we join here to commemorate World Kidney Cancer Day. This important occasion reminds us that working together can effect change and improve the lives of millions of people affected by this devastating disease. It is an initiative of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition, an annual global healthcare event held on the third Thursday of June to raise awareness about kidney cancer disease around the world. World Kidney Cancer Day will be signified on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

    Urge For World Kidney Cancer Day 

    Kidney cancer is the fourteenth most prevalent cancer in the world. It is the ninth most frequent type of cancer in men and the fourteenth most common type in women. There were more than 430,000 new cases of kidney cancer in 2020.

    Theme 2023: World Kidney Cancer Day

    The focus of World Kidney Cancer Day in 2023 theme is "We need to talk about living with kidney cancer," underlining the importance of kidney cancer survivorship, including a healthy diet, medication side effects, and the need for social networks.

    On this day, people from various organizations stand up and participate in activities that promote the importance of expressing emotions as an effective means of representing their (kidney cancer patients) worries, anxieties, and the effects on their daily lives, in the hope of reducing the psychological burden - after all, battling cancer is all mental." 

    Kidney Cancer And Its Types

    Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that evolves in the kidneys, the two bean-shaped organs that measure the size of our fists. The cancer is developed due to abnormal cell division of renal cells that leads to the formation of a kidney lump.


    • Renal cell carcinoma: Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 85% of Kidney Cancer. This type of cancer develops in the lining of tubules that functions in transporting fluids and nutrients. Initially, cancer develops as a tumor in one kidney, which over time, can affect both kidneys.
    • Transitional cell cancer: This type of kidney cancer strikes in the tube-like structure that connects the kidneys to the urinary bladder
    • Renal sarcoma: This is a rare type of cancer that affects the connective tissues present in the kidneys.
    • Wilms tumor: It is more common in children, and it accounts for 5% of kidney cancers

    7 Major Cues That Indicate Kidney Cancer

    It has been reported that kidney cancer cases are not detected at their preliminary stages, and that's why it is often referred to as advanced cancer, as the symptoms appear only at the later stages. By the time the cancer is detected, either it is spread to the nearby organs or the tumor size is increased. Negligence to the early screening and warning indications can impact the survival rate.

    • Blood in the urine ( rusty red )
    • Recurrent fever with night sweats
    • Lower back pain with the presence of a lump on one side of the back
    • Loss of appetite
    • Unintentional weight loss
    • Swelling in lower extremities
    • Anemia

    Stages Of Kidney Cancer

    Kidney cancer is staged based on the location, grade, and nature of the tumor. It is imperative to know the stage before commencing the treatment. 

    Stage 1: The size of the tumor is less than or equal to 7cm, and it has not reached the lymph nodes and surrounding tissues.

    Stage 2: The tumor has expanded in size greater than 7cm. Yet the cancerous cells have not spread beyond the kidneys.

    Stage 3: The tumor has outgrown in size affecting the main blood vessels in the kidneys, such as the renal vein, and also extending to the lymph glands.

    Stage 4: The tumor has invaded the surrounding renal tissues and has spread to the nearby body parts.

    Tips that Will Lower Your Risk of Kidney Cancer


    • Keep your blood pressure in check.
    • Manage your blood sugar levels.
    • Avoid chronic use of painkillers (NSAIDs).
    • Quit smoking and alcohol.
    • Limit your exposure to asbestos, paint, batteries, welding materials and petroleum.
    • Maintain a healthy BMI.
    • Include green veggies, lean protein, and fresh fruits such as berries, apples, pomegranates, etc




    Self-awareness is a key to self-mastery!

    As World Kidney Cancer Day comes to a conclusion, we are struck by the tenacious spirit, resilience, and collective commitment that echoed throughout this important day. Voices from all around the world joined in unison, breaking the silence surrounding kidney cancer and blazing a flame of hope that has no bounds. Let us extend the incredible spirit of World Kidney Cancer Day beyond its appointed date. Let us make awareness a daily commitment, a steadfast commitment to imparting knowledge, inspiring empathy, and advocating for change.

    Written by
    Dr. Karpagam AnandMedical Content Writer
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