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Should I see a specialist for kidney cancer, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

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Dr. Thomas Chen
Internal Medicine
23 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Kidney cancer typically needs several specialists: 1) urologists are involved in the surgery needed to remove kidney cancers 2) medical oncologists typically prescribe highly specialized drugs to treat them 3) radiation oncologists are involved to give radiation i can't imagine any general medical doctors being qualified to deal with this.

In brief: Absolutely

Kidney cancer typically needs several specialists: 1) urologists are involved in the surgery needed to remove kidney cancers 2) medical oncologists typically prescribe highly specialized drugs to treat them 3) radiation oncologists are involved to give radiation i can't imagine any general medical doctors being qualified to deal with this.
Dr. Thomas Chen
Dr. Thomas Chen
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great collaboration. Wishing you'all the best
Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urologic Oncologist

Urologist shoild always be consulted and treat.
Majority of kidney cancers are fairly small and require total or partail kidney removal. An oncologist or radiotherapist may be required in tumor is large + certainly if is spread outside the kidney capsule either locally or metastacised elsewhere in the body. Never herbal or homeopathic treatments.

In brief: Urologic Oncologist

Urologist shoild always be consulted and treat.
Majority of kidney cancers are fairly small and require total or partail kidney removal. An oncologist or radiotherapist may be required in tumor is large + certainly if is spread outside the kidney capsule either locally or metastacised elsewhere in the body. Never herbal or homeopathic treatments.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See an oncologist

I think you should see an oncologist, and not just a regular primary care doctor as kidney cancer management is very complex.

In brief: See an oncologist

I think you should see an oncologist, and not just a regular primary care doctor as kidney cancer management is very complex.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Richard Link
Usually your first step following diagnosis of a kidney tumor would be to see a urologist. If the disease has clearly spread outside the kidney on initial presentation, then you should also see a medical oncologist.
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