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Caris Levert Kidney Cancer Analysis
Caris Levert recently had successful surgery to remove a cancerous growth on his kidney. In this article we will take a closer look at this type of cancer and his long term health risks as well as the possibility of recurrence.
After being sent to the Pacers in the blockbuster James Harden four team trade a mass on was discovered on Levert's left kidney during a physical evaluation.
What is A Kidney?
A kidney is a bean shaped organ that filters toxins from the blood and regulates certain hormone levels including blood pressure stabilization. Most people have two kidneys.
First off what is Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer begins when healthy cells in one or both kidneys change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a renal cortical tumor. A tumor can be malignant, indolent, or benign. A malignant tumor is cancerous, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. An indolent tumor is also cancerous, but this type of tumor rarely spreads to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.
There are several types of kidney cancer
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