Renal cell carcinoma treatment
Renal cell carcinoma is a malignant formation originating from the kidney cells. Smoking, high blood pressure, and kidney disease increase the risk of cancer development. The most effective therapy is surgical intervention. Non-surgical methods include embolization, immuno-, radiation, and targeted therapy.
Renal cell carcinoma is a cancerous tumor affecting the kidney. The disease mainly affects men rather than women. It usually affects people over 65 years of age. In addition, about 90% of kidney tumors are renal cell carcinomas.
Certain factors can trigger a tumor. These include smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, and kidney failure. In the early stages of the disease, symptoms do not appear, but if the carcinoma is more advanced, it causes urination issues, pain in the side or lower back, weight loss, and fatigue.
Urologists often diagnose kidney carcinoma by accident. The tumor is visible on ultrasound, CT, or x-ray of the kidneys.
The treatment plan in each case depends on the formation size and metastases. In most cases, surgery is the primary option. The surgeon may remove the tumor with part or all of the kidney (nephrectomy). There are also non-surgical methods of treatment:
- Embolization through heat blocks the blood vessel supplying the tumor, preventing it from growing.
- Immunotherapy strengthens the immune system to fight against cancer cells.
- Targeted therapy uses pills that can slow tumor growth.
If metastases are already present, oncologists may use radiation therapy.
Where can I get Renal cell carcinoma treatment?
What are the best clinics for Renal cell carcinoma treatment?
Who are the best doctors for Renal cell carcinoma?
Prof. Dr. med. Jurgen Gschwend from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Florian Bassermann from University Hospital rechts der Isar Munich
Prof. Dr. med. Christian Brandts from University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
Prof. Dr. med. Felix K. H. Chun, MA, FEBU from University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University
Prof. Dr. med. Hubert Serve from University Hospital Frankfurt am Main of Goethe-University