Kidney cancer is one of the 10 most common types of cancer in both men and women in the United States.
The overall risk of developing kidney cancer is 1 in 75 (1.34 percent).
After performing a physical exam, your physician may order additional tests that may diagnose kidney cancer, including:
- Imaging tests, such as x-ray, CT scan, MRI
- Lab tests, such as urinalysis, blood count or chemistry tests
There are a number of treatments that your physicians may choose to treat kidney cancer. They are often used in tandem with one another. Among the treatment options Martha Jefferson Hospital offers are:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Radiation treatments, such as IMRT and RapidArc® radiotherapy
- Targeted therapy
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