Kidney Cancer

BASIL's method of delivering personalized care for kidney cancer can make a crucial difference in your outcome and recovery.

Working together, this team of surgical and medical oncologists, as well as a specially trained support staff, utilizes the latest leading-edge technology and techniques from diagnosis through treatment. Your kidney cancer treatment options may include:

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

Due to the location of the kidneys, many people with kidney cancer don't have symptoms until the tumor has grown quite large. If there are symptoms, they vary from person to person.
The most common kidney cancer symptom is blood in the urine (hematuria), but hematuria can be caused by a variety of conditions so it doesn't necessarily mean you have cancer.

Other kidney cancer symptoms may include:

These symptoms do not always mean you have kidney cancer and may be caused by other conditions. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.

Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

At Basil Onco Care, our experts specialize in kidney cancer and use the very latest technology to pinpoint the exact extent and location of each kidney cancer tumor.
If you have been diagnosed with a kidney tumor or kidney cancer, it’s important to be treated as early as possible. This helps improve your chances for successful treatment. Most tumors of the kidney are malignant (cancer), but some are benign (not cancer).

Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

If you have symptoms that may signal kidney cancer, your doctor will ask you questions about your health; your lifestyle, including smoking and drinking habits; and your family medical history.
One or more of the following tests may be used to find out if you have kidney cancer and if it has spread. These tests also may be used to find out if treatment is working.
Blood and urine tests

Imaging tests, which may include:

Biopsy and fine needle aspiration

(FNA) are sometimes used to obtain a biopsy of the kidney. This involves the insertion of a long, thin needle into the kidney to take a tiny sample of tissue for examination under a microscope. With modern biopsy methods, there is virtually no risk of ‘spreading cancer.’ Our team of radiologists is highly experienced in safe biopsy methods.

cancer treatment

options may include:

Cryoablation, radiofrequency ablation and active surveillance