Kidney cancer is a disease caused by abnormal growth of cells in the kidney. The most common type of kidney cancer is Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC).
If kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated before it has spread outside the kidney, it is completely cured.
Often kidney cancer is found incidentally on a CT scan which has been completed for another reason. You may have blood in urine, flank pain and weight loss as other symptoms.
If the cancer is localised to the kidney, then surgery is the most effective treatment option for sure. Depending on the size, the lesion is removed from the kidney (robotic partial nephrectomy) or the entire kidney is removed (radical nephrectomy).
All of the options will be discussed with your Urologist during the consultation.
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