Risk factors for kidney cancer
Risk factors for kidney cancer include smoking, being overweight or obese and high blood pressure. Learn about kidney cancer risk.
Finding kidney cancer early
The best ways of finding kidney cancer early are to recognize symptoms and have regular health checkups. Learn about finding cancer early.
Symptoms of kidney cancer
Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine and pain in the back and side of the abdomen. Learn about the symptoms of kidney cancer.
Diagnosis of kidney cancer
Tests to diagnose kidney cancer, such as CT scan, are done when symptoms or routine tests suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing kidney cancer.
Stages of kidney cancer
Kidney cancer is staged using the TNM system, which describes how far the cancer has spread in the body. Learn about the stages of kidney cancer.
Prognosis and survival for kidney cancer
The stage of kidney cancer has the most influence on prognosis and survival. Learn about other prognostic factors for kidney cancer.
Treatments for kidney cancer
Treatments for kidney cancer include surgery, targeted therapy and immunotherapy. Learn about treatment plans and options for kidney cancer.
Supportive care for kidney cancer
Supportive care can help people cope with the physical and emotional challenges of kidney cancer. Learn about living with one kidney and diet changes.
Kidney cancer statistics
Kidney cancer is found more often in people over the age of 50 and in more men than women. The number of new cases and deaths are estimated for all Canadians.