Chemotherapy uses very powerful drugs to stop the growth of cancer cells. Unfortunately, kidney cancer cells are usually resistant to chemotherapy. It is not a standard treatment in this case. These drugs may be used if targeted drugs and/or immunotherapy have not worked. Before starting chemotherapy, it is important to discuss how your medical team will manage the treatments side effects.


Other Groups' Resources

Kidney Cancer Association


Kidney Caner (English)
Cáncer de riñón (Español)

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health

Renal Cell Cancer Treatment – Patient Version