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What is done in kidney cancer treatment?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depend on the stage

Depend on the stage and whether surgery can be done.
Surgery to remove the kidney cancer either by removing the kidney entirely or partially would be the best cure for this cancer-in early stage when surgery can be safely done. In advanced stage, when cancer has spread to other organ, it would be incurable. "smart pill" like votrient/sutent etc would be the option- trying to control the disease.

In brief: Depend on the stage

Depend on the stage and whether surgery can be done.
Surgery to remove the kidney cancer either by removing the kidney entirely or partially would be the best cure for this cancer-in early stage when surgery can be safely done. In advanced stage, when cancer has spread to other organ, it would be incurable. "smart pill" like votrient/sutent etc would be the option- trying to control the disease.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Kidney cancer ("renal cell carcinoma") is primarily a surgically treated disease involving removal of the tumor or the entire kidney and tumor depending on the situation.
In cases where the cancer has spread, newer medications are showing higher response rates than older immune-stimulating treatments which can also be very effective, but in a small number of patients (each with or without surgery).

In brief: It depends

Kidney cancer ("renal cell carcinoma") is primarily a surgically treated disease involving removal of the tumor or the entire kidney and tumor depending on the situation.
In cases where the cancer has spread, newer medications are showing higher response rates than older immune-stimulating treatments which can also be very effective, but in a small number of patients (each with or without surgery).
Dr. Terence Chapman
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