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My brother has kidney cancer. What should I tell him?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: See a urolgist
You should have your brother get further evaluated by a urologist and/or an oncologist to determine the best course of treatment.
Early cancers can be removed surgically. More advanced cancers can be treated with medications. Some types of kidney cancer are very slow growing and may be tracked by ct scans rather than be treated.

In brief: See a urolgist
You should have your brother get further evaluated by a urologist and/or an oncologist to determine the best course of treatment.
Early cancers can be removed surgically. More advanced cancers can be treated with medications. Some types of kidney cancer are very slow growing and may be tracked by ct scans rather than be treated.
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Dr. Richard Sarle
Even advanced cancers are often treated with surgery....surgery is the mainstay of kidney cancer treatment...
In brief: Seek treatment
Kidney cancer that is found in early stage can be treated and cured in vast majority of patients.
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 treated minimally invasive techniques. See urologist.

In brief: Seek treatment
Kidney cancer that is found in early stage can be treated and cured in vast majority of patients.
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 treated minimally invasive techniques. See urologist.
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