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.
There isn’t one single cause of kidney cancer, but there are many factors that can increase your risk, including:
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.
In the early stages, kidney cancer usually doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms. As the condition progresses, you might experience:
You might also notice a lump or a mass near your kidney area or your abdomen.
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:
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.