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What are the treatments for kidney cancer?

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In brief: Kidney ca

Primary treatment starts with surgery to remove cancer.

In brief: Kidney ca

Primary treatment starts with surgery to remove cancer.
Dr. Richard Sarle
Dr. Richard Sarle
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Surgery first

All patients with localized cancer in te kidneys are treated with surgical removal of the kidney (part or whole).
Even patients with advanced cancer which has spread typically undergo kidney removal first followed by chemotherpay with one of several newly approved chemotherapy drugs.

In brief: Surgery first

All patients with localized cancer in te kidneys are treated with surgical removal of the kidney (part or whole).
Even patients with advanced cancer which has spread typically undergo kidney removal first followed by chemotherpay with one of several newly approved chemotherapy drugs.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Systemic therapy

For kidney cancer that has spread, it is primarily treated with systemic therapy.
Currently in the USA, the systemic medications use for kidney cancer can be broadly grouped into 3 categories. Medications that target the blood vessels that feed the cancer, medications that target the cancer directly by affecting it's metabolism, and medications that turn on your own immune system.

In brief: Systemic therapy

For kidney cancer that has spread, it is primarily treated with systemic therapy.
Currently in the USA, the systemic medications use for kidney cancer can be broadly grouped into 3 categories. Medications that target the blood vessels that feed the cancer, medications that target the cancer directly by affecting it's metabolism, and medications that turn on your own immune system.
Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Dr. Chung-Han Lee
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Dr. Bertram Yuh
Urology - Oncology

In brief: Surgical usually

Most kidney cancers are treatable with surgery.
Some are also treated with freezing or heat destruction. Newer medications have been used in advanced kidney cancer that has spread outside the kidney.

In brief: Surgical usually

Most kidney cancers are treatable with surgery.
Some are also treated with freezing or heat destruction. Newer medications have been used in advanced kidney cancer that has spread outside the kidney.
Dr. Bertram Yuh
Dr. Bertram Yuh
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