Zsa Zsa Padilla diagnosed with Stage 1 kidney cancer
— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) August 19, 2012
The report said Zsa Zsa will be undergoing medical treatment in the United States starting August 27.
Born with a defective urethra, Zsa Zsa previously underwent surgery due to a swollen kidney. Her doctor at a Los Angeles hospital reportedly said the singer-host has a malignant growth inside her kidney, the size of which is compared to a golf ball.
Stage 1 kidney cancer means it is less than seven centimeters across and is completely inside the kidney, says Cancer Help UK.
According to Wikipedia, treatment for kidney cancer depends on the type and stage of the disease. Usually treatment doesn't involve chemotherapy and radiotherapy, as kidney cancers often do not respond to these treatments.
If the cancer has not spread, it will usually be removed by surgery.
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