About Collecting duct carcinoma
What is Collecting duct carcinoma?
Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is a rare and aggressive type of kidney cancer. It is a type of renal cell carcinoma, which is the most common type of kidney cancer. CDC is a malignant tumor that develops in the collecting ducts of the kidney, which are the small tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the bladder. Symptoms of CDC include blood in the urine, pain in the side or lower back, and a lump in the abdomen. Treatment for CDC typically involves surgery to remove the tumor, followed by chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
What are the symptoms of Collecting duct carcinoma?
What are the causes of Collecting duct carcinoma?
The exact cause of collecting duct carcinoma is unknown. However, some risk factors have been identified, including exposure to certain environmental toxins, such as arsenic, and a family history of kidney cancer.
What are the treatments for Collecting duct carcinoma?
The main treatment for collecting duct carcinoma is surgery. Depending on the stage of the cancer, other treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be used.
What are the risk factors for Collecting duct carcinoma?
1. Exposure to certain industrial chemicals, such as cadmium, arsenic, and vinyl chloride
3. Chronic kidney disease
4. Advanced age
5. Male gender
6. Family history of kidney cancer
7. Certain genetic syndromes, such as Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome and hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (HLRCC)
Is there a cure/medications for Collecting duct carcinoma?
At this time, there is no known cure for collecting duct carcinoma. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Your doctor will be able to discuss the best treatment options for your individual case.