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Kidney Cancer Specialist

Oceanside Urology

Urologists located in Jupiter, FL

Blood in your urine, loss of appetite, or unexplained weight loss may be signs of kidney cancer. For an accurate diagnosis and compassionate care, visit Oceanside Urology LLC. With a range of treatment options and three board-certified physicians in Jupiter, Florida, the practice provides the resources and medical attention you need for kidney cancer. Call to schedule a personalized consultation, or click to book an appointment online to get started.

Kidney Cancer Q & A

What causes kidney cancer?

There isn’t one single cause of kidney cancer, but there are many factors that can increase your risk, including:

  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Family history of kidney cancer
  • Aging

Your risk for kidney cancer might also increase if you have certain inherited conditions, like von Hippel-Lindau disease, tuberous sclerosis complex, or Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

Receiving treatment for kidney failure with dialysis can also raise the chances you’ll develop kidney cancer.

What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

In the early stages, kidney cancer usually doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms. As the condition progresses, you might experience:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Pain in your lower back or sides of your back
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Intermittent fever

You might also notice a lump or a mass near your kidney area or your abdomen.

How is kidney cancer treated?

All three physicians at Oceanside Urology LLC can treat kidney cancer. Your physician may recommend one or several tests to diagnose kidney cancer, including a urine test, a CT or MRI scan of the kidneys, or an ultrasound. It’s usually necessary to remove some of the kidney tissue to determine what type of cancer is present.

After your doctor determines the stage of your kidney cancer, together you’ll decide on a personalized treatment plan. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery: In most cases, surgery is the best way to treat kidney cancer. This may include removal of your entire kidney or just removal of the tumor and affected tissue.
  • Radiation: These high powered energy beams can target specific areas of your body to kill cancer cells.
  • Cryoablation: With this method, your surgeon uses a special needle to deliver cold gas directly into the kidney to freeze cancer cells.
  • Radiofrequency ablation: This method uses a special probe that delivers targeted heat to the kidney and causes the cancer cells to burn away.

If you have more advanced kidney cancer, your doctor might also recommend immunotherapy, which involves taking specific drugs that help to improve your immune system.

Follow-up care after kidney cancer treatment, like routine exams with your physician, is essential for long-term outcomes.

To learn more about your kidney cancer treatment options, call the office today or schedule a consultation with the one-click booking system.

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