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Kidney Cancer Treatment

The stage of kidney cancer will help determine the course of treatment. For the majority of kidney cancers, though, surgical removal of all or part of the kidney (nephrectomy) is recommended. This may include removing the bladder or surrounding tissues or lymph nodes, as well.

If surgery is not an option, your physician may suggest chemotherapy or hormone treatments. Many chemotherapy drugs and other medications have been successful in reducing the growth of some renal cell carcinomas, including cancers that have spread. Current therapies work by blocking the blood supply of the tumor. Hormone treatments may reduce the growth of the tumor in some cases.

Radiation therapy does not usually work for renal cell carcinoma and, therefore, is not often used.

Clinical Research

As part of our comprehensive care, Norton Cancer Institute gives patients the opportunity to participate in innovative National Cancer Institute and industry-sponsored clinical research studies. These studies help to improve current cancer treatments, in addition to finding new treatments options.

A list of studies is available by contacting the Norton Cancer Institute Resource Center at (502) 629-3449.

Support and Ongoing Care

Norton Cancer Institute Resource Centers offer a variety of support services that address the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their loved ones. The center houses a library of educational resources about prevention and detection, treatment options and recovery.

Specially trained oncology nurses are available to provide one-on-one educational counseling for patients and family members. Email us at cancer@nortonhealthcare.org and we will research and respond to your question within 48 hours. Exceptions may include weekends and holidays. Most questions are answered within one business day.

You may also call the downtown Louisville Norton Cancer Institute Resource Center at (502) 629-5500.

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