If you asked most people what are the 10 most common cancers in both men and women, they probably wouldn’t name kidney cancer, also called renal cell carcinoma, as one of them. But it’s true. According to cancer.net, kidney cancer is the sixth most common cancer for men, and the eighth most common cancer for women. In 2019, an estimated 73,820 adults (44,120 men and 29,700 women) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with kidney cancer, resulting in an estimated 14,770 deaths.
One of the most uncomfortable conditions our patients come to us at Westchester Health complaining about is a kidney infection, caused by bacteria travelling from your bladder, ureters or urethra into one or both of your kidneys. Some people confuse a kidney infection with cystitis, a common infection of the bladder that makes urinating painful, but a kidney infection is more serious.
Rest assured, Westchester Health physicians will continue caring for your child at the state-of-the-art locations where you currently see us. But in addition, you can now take advantage of the 88 outstanding sub-specialties and programs available at Cohen Children’s Medical Center because of our new relationship with Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners. Continue reading →
Did you know that 1 in 10 people will develop a kidney stone over the course of their lifetime? Although the exact reason isn’t known, one explanation may be that there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what causes kidney stones. In order to de-bunk these false beliefs, shed light on what really causes kidney stones, and help people hopefully stay stone-free, we at Westchester Health offer these 6 important tips.
Do you experience burning pain when you go to the bathroom? Do you feel like you need to pee all the time? Do you have pain in your lower back, nausea, vomiting or dizziness? You may have a urinary tract infection, or UTI. Although some women are more prone to UTIs (especially those who have diabetes or are post-menopausal), most women can avoid future urinary infections by following these simple guidelines. Continue reading →