Kidney Tumors and Kidney Cancer
What is Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer stems from kidney tumors, which are abnormal growths within the kidneys.
Tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
It is important to realize that with timely diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured. If found early, the survival rate for patients with kidney cancer ranges from 80 to 100 percent.
Symptoms of Kidney Tumors and Kidney Cancer
Kidney tumors do not produce symptoms, but they may be discovered through routine screening or through the evaluation of an unrelated problem.
Symptoms of kidney cancer can include some pain, blood in the urine (hematuria), shortness of breath and coughing of blood. Different types of kidney cancer produce varying symptoms, and your physician can offer additional details.
Treatment of Kidney Cancer
A variety of treatment options exist for kidney cancer. Radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, surgical removal, and immunotherapy are common treatment options.
Laparoscopic nephrectomy is a technique using specialized telescopes inserted into the abdominal cavity through small incisions to remove the cancerous growth.
If You Have Kidney Cancer
Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced urologists, who will help you find a suitable treatment plan.