Kidney Cancer Treatment
When kidney cancer spreads outside the kidney, cancer cells are often found in nearby lymph nodes. Kidney cancer also may spread to the lungs, bones, or liver. And it may spread from one kidney to the other.
When cancer spreads (metastasizes) from its original place to another part of the body, the new tumor has the same kind of abnormal cells and the same name as the primary tumor. The other types of kidney cancer are:
Kidney Cancer Treatment in India
The treatment of kidney cancer depends on the stage of the cancer. Understanding the stage helps physicians to administer the type of the treatment. The treatments of kidney cancer are surgical (which is called nephrectomy), radiotherapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. There are two types of immunotherapy -- antibody therapy and cancer vaccines.
The main treatment is surgery, if the tumor is local. When only a part of the kidney is affected by the tumor the treatment is focused on that part, but if the tumor is too extended or located inside the organ, the entire kidney has to be removed, and sometimes the adrenal gland and closer lymph nodes too. If only one kidney is removed, you can continue to live normally, the remnant healthy kidney will be sufficient to assure the function of filter. If both kidneys are removed, dialysis sessions are done until the receipt of kidney transplant.
If there are metastases, only surgery is insufficient. Usually, chemotherapy or radiotherapy is used, but kidney cancer is not sensitive to these treatments so they are ineffective in this case. New treatments called anti-angiogenic drugs are used for this cancer. They act by inhibiting the development of blood vessels that "feed" the tumor. If the blood cannot reach the tumor, it cannot grow anymore.
Technology used for Treating Kidney Cancer
Advanced technology has made it possible both to detect kidney cancer earlier and devise the best treatment options. Multiple imaging tools, including intravenous pyelogram (IVP), ultrasound, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), provide very detailed images of the kidney, uncovering masses and allowing physicians to precisely tailor treatment options and recommendations.
The oncology clinic is comprised of physicians dedicated to treating kidney cancer and metastases to the system with the latest technology. Because our physicians are specialists in oncology, hematology oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, Clinical Oncology palliative oncology, radiation oncology and kidney cancer treatment, you can rest assured you’re receiving the best care available. We work with specialists in other areas of care when necessary to give you a comprehensive approach to treatment of kidney cancer. OMEGA offers the latest and most advanced cancer treatments in India.