Renal Tumor Ablation

Laparoscopic Kidney Removal
Laparoscopic Kidney Removal
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This treatment destroys the tumor with either extreme heat or cold. This treatment also spares the remaining normal kidney. This is typically done laparoscopically (surgery done by making several small incisions (cuts), rather than one large incision). It can also be done percutaneously (surgery done using a needle-puncture) under CT guidance.


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