Kidney Cancer

Each year, kidney cancer is diagnosed in about 190,000 people worldwide. Kidney cancer is slightly more common in men and is usually diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70 years. It is important to realize that with early diagnosis and treatment, kidney cancer can be cured. In fact, if found early, the survival rate ranges from 79 to 100 percent.

If you are facing kidney cancer surgery, you may have many questions about the disease, such as:

  • What is the prognosis for kidney cancer?
  • What is the survival or cure rate for kidney cancer patients?
  • What are the early signs and symptoms of kidney cancer?
  • What causes kidney cancer?
  • How is kidney cancer treated?
  • What is thermal ablation or freezing of kidney cancer?

When you visit your doctor, you may want to write down any questions you have about kidney cancer. Fully understanding the disease and treatment options will help you to make the best decisions about your care.

To learn more about kidney cancer please visit the Urology Care Foundation website.