How to Diagnose and Treat Kidney Cancer?

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Following tests can diagnose kidney cancer:
  • Blood and urine tests. It helps your doctor know the cause of the cancer.
  • Image tests.
  • Remove a sample of kidney tissue. This way is not common.
There are following treatments:
  • Nephrectomy. Remove the affected kidney.
  • Partial nephrectomy. Remove the tumor from the kidney.
  • Cryoablation. Freeze cancer cells.
  • Radiofrequency ablation. Heat cancer cells.
  • Biological therapy. It uses your body’s immune system to fight cancer.
  • Targeted therapy. It blocks abnormal signals.
  • Radiation therapy. It uses energy beams to kill cancer cells.
  • Clinical trials.