SIU Division of Urology 
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Kidney Cancer


How common is kidney cancer?

The 2013 estimates for kidney cancer are about 65, 150 cases diagnosed, with a lifetime risk of developing the disease being 1 in 63.  The 2013 death estimate is about 13, 680 deaths.

What are the risks for kidney cancer?

What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

The majority of cases are detected incidentally, while being worked up for other problems. If allowed to become more advanced, more symptoms can be seen.

Symptoms include:

How do you diagnose kidney cancer?

How do you manage kidney cancer?

After a diagnosis is made, there are a number of different treatment options, with proper management being decided on after a discussion between the patient and urologist about their care. Options include surgery, active surveillance, and systemic medical therapy.

 

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