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Kidney Stones

A fact sheet that gives a brief overview of kidney stones, their symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Written at a six-grade reading level for improved comprehension of patients.

Did You Know? Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form in the kidney. They may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract. The medical term for kidney stones is nephrolithiasis. The medical term for stones occurring in the urinary tract is urolithiasis. Each year, more than 500,000 people visit emergency rooms for kidney stone problems.Kidney stone disease is one of the oldest and most ...

Kidney Transplant

Kidney transplant from donor to recipient A kidney transplant is one of the most common organ transplant surgeries performed today. In this surgery, kidneys that aren't working well are replaced by a kidney from a donor. Kidney transplants have been performed since the 1950s. This surgery is a lifesaving choice for thousands of patients with endstage kidney disease (kidney renal failure). If you...

Kidney Stones

Female Urinary Tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved Male Urinary Tract Medical Illustration Copyright © 2015 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved Urine contains many dissolved minerals and salts. When your urine has high levels of these minerals and salts, you can form stones. Kidney stones can start small but can grow larger in...

Kidney Cancer

Parts of the kidneyImage © 2003 Fairman Studios, LLC. Cancer is when cells in the body grow out of control. These cells can form a tumor or damaged tissue. If cancer cells grow in the kidney, it is called kidney cancer. The most common kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma. It forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney. Cancers found in the center of the kidney are kn...

Understanding Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is cancer that forms in the kidneys. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are about the size of a small fist and sit on each side of the spine, above the waist. Their primary job is to clean the blood and produce urine to rid the body of waste. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women; however, a person's lifet...

Kidney Health Poster

A poster with facts and figures on kidney health.

Kidney Health Poster

A poster with facts and figures on kidney health.

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