The best approach for treating your kidney cancer depends on a number of factors, including general health, the kind of kidney cancer, whether the cancer has spread, and your own preferences for treatment.
Surgery is usually the first line of treatment for kidney cancer. Nephron-sparing surgery involves removing just the tumor. In a nephrectomy, the affected kidney is removed as well as the adrenal gland that sits atop the kidney, a border of healthy tissue and adjacent lymph nodes.
Other treatments include embolization to block blood flow to the tumor, and cryoablation to freeze the cancer cells.
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