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Kidney Cancer Treatment Information
The primary treatment for kidney cancer is surgical removal of the affected area of the kidney or of the entire kidney. Though surgery used to require a large incision, minimally invasive techniques allow our surgeons to remove all or part of the kidney through a tiny incision. We perform about 80 percent of kidney removals with minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery and percutaneous procedures (using interventional radiology to remove tumors from the kidney through a tiny incision in a single blood vessel). Kidney cancer does not respond well to chemotherapy so surgery at an early stage is important for effective treatment.
New advances are changing the way we treat kidney cancer, shortening healing times and improving outcomes. Treatment of kidney cancer at IU Health is very advanced. We publish the results of our surgeries in medical journals, sharing our outcomes internationally and allowing other doctors to learn from our techniques.
Kidney Cancer Locations & Physicians
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Kidney Cancer Support Services
Learning about your condition may help you prepare questions for your doctor. The sites below offer reliable information for you and your family.
A Sampling of Kidney Cancer Support Services
Kidney Cancer Association
This website offers information on every aspect of life with kidney cancer, including specific information regarding the condition, as well as links to financial assistance and clinical trials.
American Cancer Society
The ACS site provides extensive education about kidney cancer, as well as links to support services.
National Cancer Institute
This NCI website provides a wide range of information about kidney cancer, as well as family resources and links to clinical trials.