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how is kidney cancer treated?

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Dr. Mohamed Elmongy
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Kidney Cancer: Patient should be evaluated by urologist oncologist to secede whether this patient can have radical resection of the kidney in order to give the patient a good chance for cure. If the patient is not eligible for surgery than can be treated with sunitinib which is an oral drug, or temsirolimus which is an IV drug. There are several other drugs available to help and support this patient if thes.
Answered on Mar 15, 2018
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Dr. Matthew Thom
14 years experience Urology
Usually surgery: Kidney cancer is primarily treated with surgery if the cancer is confined to the kidney. Depending on the size/location of the tumor, partial removal (called partial nephrectomy) of just the tumor portion of the kidney is recommended. The majority is treated minimally invasive techniques including laparoscopic/robotic-assisted surgery. Cancer spread from kidney may be treated with chemotherapy.
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