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www.cancer.org/cancer/kidney-cancer/treating/active-surveillence.html

Some small kidney tumors are benign. And most (3 out of 4) small kidney cancers are slow growing. One option for some people with these small kidney tumors (less than 4 cm[about 1½ inches]), may be to give no treatment at first and watch the tumor carefully to see if it grows.

urology.jhu.edu/kidney_cancer/kidney_cancer_treatments.php

Ablative Technologies: burning or freezing of a renal mass. Typically done percutaneously (through the skin) by interventional radiologists. Reserved for small renal masses and patients who cannot undergo a major operation. Systemic Therapy: kidney cancer does not respond to traditional anti-cancer treatments like chemotherapy or radiation ...

my.clevelandclinic.org/.../9409-kidney-cancer-overview/management-and-treatment

When one kidney is removed, the remaining kidney usually is able to perform the work of both kidneys. Surgery is the treatment of choice for most stages of kidney cancer. For chemotherapy for kidney cancer, there are many relatively new agents that block the blood flow to the tumor and put it into remission.

www.aafp.org/afp/2019/0201/p179.html

The preferred treatment for any nonmetastatic, solid, or Bosniak III or IV complex cystic kidney mass is surgical excision, preferably using a minimally invasive approach.23 In select patients ...

www.bidmc.org/conditions-and-treatments/cancers-tumors-and-blood/kidney-tumors...

Treatment Surgery for Kidney Tumors and Kidney Cancer. Surgery is generally the first line treatment for benign kidney tumors or kidney cancer that has not spread. Laparoscopic surgery allows for a minimally invasive operation, with the surgeon making small incisions in the abdomen to insert a small light, camera and other instruments used to ...

www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/kidney-cancer/kidney...

However, the cure rate from a single ablation may not be as high as after surgical removal of the mass, and multiple ablation treatments may be required. In addition, not all tumors are suitable for ablation, and thus a discussion with a kidney cancer expert regarding all options is always best.

www.massgeneral.org/interventional-radiology/treatments-and-services/kidney...

Interventional Radiology offers the following minimally invasive, image-guided treatments for kidney diseases such as obstructive kidney disease and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Nephrostomy We offer kidney nephrostomy as a minimally invasive treatment for obstructive kidney disease at Mass General Interventional Radiology.

health.usnews.com/conditions/kidney-disease

With chronic kidney disease, treatment depends on the underlying cause and the stage at which it was diagnosed. The stages range from 1 to 5, with 1 being the earliest stage and five being end ...

www.aafp.org/afp/2001/0115/p288.html

Incidental renal or adrenal masses are sometimes found during imaging for problems unrelated to the kidneys and adrenal glands. Knowledgeable family physicians can reliably diagnose these masses ...

healthblog.uofmhealth.org/.../what-to-do-if-your-doctor-detects-a-mass

Treatment of a mass depends on the cause, location and symptoms. SEE ALSO: Immunotherapy: The Future of Cancer Treatment? For benign or noncancerous tumors that are not causing any symptoms, no treatment may be necessary. Medication can sometimes be used to reduce the size of the mass.