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Treatment Options

The treatment plan that you choose with your doctor depends on many things:

  • Tumor grade and stage
  • Your age
  • Your overall health and health history
  • Your anatomy (the anatomy of your kidney collection system)

Options include:

When kidney cancer is caught early, the chances of a surgical cure are good. Overall the outlook depends on two things:

  1. How aggressive the cancer cells are. Low-grade disease is less aggressive. It has a lower chance of spreading to other organs. High-grade disease is more aggressive with a higher chance of spreading.
  2. How far the tumor has spread. If the tumor does not involve nearby lymph nodes or other tissue, there is a good chance for cure. Additional treatments would not be needed. If the cancer has spread, your doctor will probably recommend additional treatment.