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Surgery, targeted therapy, biologic therapy, chemotherapy and radiation are some of the treatments available for kidney cancer, according to Cancer.Net. The type and stage of the cancer determines which treatment options are most appropriate.


The most effective treatment for locally advanced kidney cancer is surgery, according to the Canadian Urological Association Journal. The benefits of medications, such as tyrosine-kinase inhibitors, and radiation are uncertain.


When cancer originates in the kidneys, oncologists classify it as kidney cancer, according to Mayo Clinic. Most children with kidney cancer have a type of cancer known as Wilms’ tumor, while renal cell carcinoma is the most prevalent type of kidney cancer in adults.


Although it is unclear what causes kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, factors such as high blood pressure, inherited and acquired gene mutations, smoking, and obesity can increase an individual's risk for developing kidney cancer, states Mayo Clinic. How these fact...


The causes of kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, are unknown, according to The Mayo Clinic. There are, however, several risk factors that can increase the likelihood of contracting kidney cancer.


The standard treatment options for patients with skin cancer include surgery to remove the cancerous tumor from the skin, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy and biologic therapy, according to the National Cancer Institute. Procedures such as dermabras...


In the first stages of kidney cancer, no symptoms may manifest, according to WebMD. As the condition progresses, several symptoms may appear, including appetite loss, persistent pain, an abdominal lump, bloody urine, long-lasting fever, severe tiredness, unexplained wei...