Approximately 30,000 cases of kidney cancer will be diagnosed in the United States yearly, according to the American Cancer Society.
At MedStar Health, we provide comprehensive care for kidney cancer including:
Your doctor will ask for a complete medical history and will perform a thorough physical examination. Diagnostic tests may include:
Fortunately, the treatment for kidney cancer has become technologically advanced. Sophisticated imaging scans like CTs and MRIs make finding smaller tumors easier, and minimally invasive techniques, such as laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, speed healing and recovery.
Getting a second opinion means asking a kidney cancer specialist, aside from your initial physician, to review your medical reports and test results and then provide a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. The specialist may confirm your initial diagnosis and treatment recommendations, provide additional treatment options, or even give more details about your type and stage of kidney cancer. Even if you’ve already had treatment, it’s not too late to get a second opinion. To get a second opinion contact our kidney cancer specialists by calling us at 877-715-HOPE.