At Orange County CyberKnife, we believe there’s always hope – no matter how serious the diagnosis. As a leading cancer treatment and radiation oncology center serving the greater Orange County, CA area, we regularly create comprehensive treatment plans for patients facing advanced stages of serious cancers, working to help our patients beat cancer even when the situation seems dire. Kidney cancer is among the most common forms of cancer in the US, and OC CyberKnife is proud to offer a number of treatment options to our kidney cancer patients.
As with any form of cancer, the best option for fighting kidney cancer is through early detection and treatment. Both you and your doctor should be on the lookout for the most common signs of kidney cancer, and if either of you notice anything, it’s important for you to get further testing. Some of the common signs of kidney cancer include:
If you or your doctor finds these symptoms, your doctor will order further tests like a urine sample or blood test.
At OC CyberKnife, we use multidisciplinary teams of specialists to treat our patients, providing a unique perspective from many areas of medicine and oncology for every patient. For kidney cancer, your team will likely be led by a urologist, a doctor specializing in the urinary tract, or by a urologic oncologist, a doctor specializing in cancers of the urinary tract. Your team will also include specialists like physician assistants, pharmacists, oncology nurses, dietitians, counselors, social workers, and other healthcare professionals.
Your lead doctor will talk with you about your situation and the treatment options available to you. It’s important to understand that with kidney cancer, every case is different – so while one treatment option may be best for one patient, your doctor may recommend another for you. Ultimately, you should choose the your treatment based on the doctor’s recommendation and your own personal preference. The most common treatments for kidney cancer include:
Every patient’s treatment outlook will be different, and in many cases, the best option is to combine two or more of these methods. This is especially true in patients with metastatic kidney cancer, or cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. In these cases, multiple lines of treatment are often used simultaneously.
Getting diagnosed with kidney cancer or any other cancerous condition can be a frightening experience, but no matter what you’re up against, the team at OC CyberKnife is committed to helping you beat it. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you beat cancer or schedule your treatment consultation. Working together, we look forward to helping you overcome your condition and reclaim a healthy, normal life.