Main stay of treatment is surgery (Radical or Partial Nepherectomy Open/Laperoscopic)
Many people with kidney cancer want to take an active part in making decisions about their medical care. They want to learn
all they can about their
disease and their treatment choice. However, shock and stress after the diagnosis can make it hard to think of everything they
want to ask the doctor.
It often helps to make a list of questions before an appointment To help remember what the doctor says, people may take notes
or ask whether they may
use a tape recorder. Some also want to have a family member or friend with them when they talk to the doctor to take part in
the discussion, to take
notes, or just to listen.
The doctor may refer the patient to specialist, or the patient may ask for a referral. Specialists who treat kidney cancer
include doctors who
specialize in diseases of the urinary system (urologists) and doctors who specialize in cancer (medical oncologists and
Preparing for Kidney Cancer Treatment
Treatment depends mainly on the stage of disease and the patient’s general health and age. The doctor can describe treatment
choices and discuss the expected results. The doctor and patient can work together to develop a treatment plan that fits the