Kidney Cancer

Tools To Tackle Kidney Cancer

June 1, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  

Treatment of kidney cancer is largely based on the size and location of the tumor and whether or not it has spread or metastasized. When the tumor has spread to other organs, there are four primary treatment options: nephrectomy followed by immunotherapy, initial treatment with immunotherapy, clinical research trials and surveillance. In a prior blog, […]

What is Kidney Cancer?

May 28, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  

Kidney cancer is a cancer that starts in the kidneys, and begins when cells there begin to grow abnormally. Tumors may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). The most common non-cancerous kidney tumor is a fluid-filled area called a cyst. Simple cysts are benign and do not progress to cancer. Solid kidney tumors are cancerous […]

Women’s Health and Urology

May 1, 2021  |  Bladder  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Low Testosterone  UTIs  Women's Health  

May is Women’s Health Month! So just how does women’s health and urology fit together? There are many different urologic conditions that can impact a woman’s health, as well as various other health conditions that affect women that can have an impact on their urologic health. Oftentimes, when a women’s gynecologist or primary care doctor […]

Why would an Austin urologist offer wellness and nutritional services? (An interview with the Director of Nutrition)

April 14, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Diet & Nutrition  Erectile Dysfunction  Incontinence  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Low Testosterone  Make/Well  Men's Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

Dr. Shaw and his team at Austin Urology Institute take an integrative approach to urology by combining different aspects of care, including medication, hormone therapy, innovative new tools, nutritional guidance, and lifestyle factors. Expanding from our core Austin urology services makes treating those urological conditions more effective. Here is a Q&A with the Director of […]

Can Diabetes Affect Urological Health?!

April 13, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Bladder  Erectile Dysfunction  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Nutrition  Sexual Health (ED, Hormones, & Fertility)  UTIs  Women's Health  

This may come as a surprise to some, but diabetes and urological health issues are closely connected. Diabetics are susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder problems, and sexual dysfunction in both men and women. Diabetes can also often exacerbate urologic conditions because it can impair the body’s blood flow, nerves, and sensory functions. Simply […]

Kidney Cancer Treatment

April 8, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  

Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in approximately 52,000 Americans. Kidney cancer is about twice as common in males than females and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70. With early diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured. Survival rates for patients with kidney cancer range from 79-100%. When a kidney […]

Kidney Cancer Cliff Notes

April 7, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  

In the U.S., approximately 2% of all cancers arise from the kidney. Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in approximately 52,000 Americans. Kidney cancer is about twice as common in males than females and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. With early diagnosis and treatment kidney cancer can be cured, […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part II)

March 14, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

Here are Five Actions that can keep your kidneys health and decrease the risk of kidney disease. If you missed our prior post about national kidney awareness month, take a peek back. If not, here are five ways in which you can help take charge of your kidney health and decrease your risk of kidney […]

Happy Kidney Month! (Part I)

March 7, 2021  |  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  

It’s National Kidney Month! March has been designated the month to give a shout out to those kidneys and the tremendous amount of work they do in keeping you healthy. The kidneys play a vital role in your health and they are busy! The kidneys are two fist-sized organs located in your back just at […]

Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Tips for Keeping them Healthy

March 1, 2021  |  Austin Urology  Kidney Cancer  Kidney Health  Kidney Stones  Make/Well  The/Age  

Kidneys are incredible organs, and vital to our health.  The kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning about 200 quarts of fluid to the bloodstream every 24 hours. Around two quarts are removed from the body through urine, and the other 198 quarts are filtered and recovered in the body. However, in 2020, […]

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