Cancer, Cancer Therapy, and the Kidney 2022

  • 1 Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, is Editor-in-Chief of Kidney News. Mayuri Trivedi, DM, is Assistant Professor with the Department of Nephrology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai, India.
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Traditionally, the field of hematology-oncology has elicited a feeling of despair and morbidity in many until a few years ago. However, with the growing advances in the field of oncology, there are a larger number of patients who are being diagnosed with cancers and an even larger number surviving cancer. With this change in the field of oncology, we—as nephrologists—encounter many patients who develop kidney diseases due to cancer or the therapy used for the treatment of cancer.

From electrolyte and acid-base imbalance to acute and chronic kidney disease, including glomerular diseases, nephrologists are seeing a growing number of patients