Specific treatment for kidney cancer will be determined by your physician based on:
Nephrectomy, which involves removing the kidney, is the most often used therapy for
kidneycancer. Nephrectomy operations come in a variety of forms:
Along with the tissue around the kidney, the adrenal gland, and perhaps local lymph nodes
, the entire kidney is removed.
only the kidney is removed.
Only the kidney's tumor-containing portion is removed.In most cases, the surviving kidney can
carry out the functions of the other kidney.
External radiation (external beam therapy)
a method of treating cancer that precisely targets the cancer cells with strong doses of radiation.
The radiation therapist is in charge of operating the equipment. Special shields may be employed
to safeguard the tissue around the treatment region since radiation is used to destroy cancer cells
and reduce tumors. Radiation treatments normally last a few minutes and are painless. External
radiation may also be used to relieve pain when kidney cancer has spread to the bone.
a cancer treatment that fights cancer by using materials made by your own body, or made in a laboratory
, to boost, direct, or restore your body's natural defenses against disease.
a biological drug used to treat renal cell cancer. Interferon boosts the body’s own immune system,
helping it to slow the growth of the , cancer. SFlu-like symptoms (such as fever, chills, and headache)
and transient liver issues are possible side effects.
The body's own immune
system is strengthened by interleukin, which aids in reducing the development
of the malignancy.
the use of anticancer drugs to treat cancerous cells. In most cases, chemotherapy works by
interfering with the cancer cell’s ability to grow or reproduce. Different medication
classes combat cancer cells in various ways. Each patient will receive a treatment plan
recommendation from the doctor.
Hormones may occasionally be able to destroy cancer cells, limit their development, or prevent
them from proliferating. In order to interfere with hormone action or to inhibit hormone synthesis,
hormone therapy is used as a cancer treatment.
a treatment in which a catheter is used to inject tiny pieces of a particular gelatin sponge or other
material into the major renal blood artery to obstruct it. By denying the tumor the oxygen-carrying
blood and other materials it need to thrive, this technique reduces the tumor. When removing the
tumor cannot be done, it may also be administered prior to surgery to make the procedure simpler or
to relieve discomfort.