Abdominal and back pain, blood in the urine, vomiting or fever – all could be signs of serious kidney issues. However, it's unlikely that any of these ailments is a symptom of kidney cancer. That's because most kidney cancers don't have any noticeable symptoms.
After a kidney cancer diagnosis, one of the first questions your physician will seek to answer in developing your treatment plan will be whether your cancer can be treated with surgery — the standard, primary treatment for many patients. And if so, can you still keep your kidney?
Results from the CheckMate 214 clinical trial show that combined therapy with two immunotherapy drugs, nivolumab and ipilimumab, can be very effective in the treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Six years after treatment for kidney cancer, Robert Kayser reflects on the good fortune that led to his surprise diagnosis, successful surgery, and a healthy retirement filled with bicycling, artisan bread baking and traveling in coastal Alabama.
When it comes to kidney cancer, there has been more promising news as of late. Treatments for the disease have changed dramatically over the past few years.
Until recently, radiation therapy has played a very limited role in the treatment of kidney tumors.