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?
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.
My husband, Brian Townson was in his 60s when he learned that he had collecting duct renal carcinoma (CDC), a rare and very aggressive form of kidney cancer that is usually diagnosed after it has spread to other parts of the body.
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.