Treatments for kidney cancer
If you have kidney cancer, your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your health and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for kidney cancer, your healthcare team will consider:
- whether one or both of your kidneys are working
- whether the cancer is in one or both kidneys
- the type of kidney cancer
- your overall health
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