Renal Cancer Treatment at Garnet Health
Although renal cancer (or kidney cancer) is fairly common, it is less well-known in comparison to breast, lung, colorectal or prostate cancer. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, you’ll receive expert, trustworthy information, along with comforting reassurance from our skilled oncology team.
We will help you become educated about your condition so you can explore your treatment options and make fully informed decisions with confidence. Our comprehensive Oncology Program can help you benefit from the latest diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services – all in one place, conveniently close to home in Orange County and Sullivan County.
What Is Renal Cancer?
Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of cancer that affects the kidneys. Situated deep within your torso, these two bean-shaped organs filter your blood for impurities and excess salt, then transform the liquid waste into urine. Renal cancer can develop when healthy cells that line the small tubes in your kidneys undergo abnormal changes that cause them to grow and divide uncontrollably. The excess cells may then build up, bind together and form tumors.
Renal Cancer Symptoms, Causes and Treatment
In many cases, the first noticeable sign of renal cancer is bloody urine. Other symptoms may include:
- Overwhelming fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Pain or a lump in your abdomen or back
The reasons that healthy cells in your kidneys may become cancerous are not yet fully understood. The risk of renal cancer seems to increase with age, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure and certain inherited syndromes.
For renal cancer confined to a kidney, the most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor. If the cancer has spread beyond the kidneys, treatment may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapy. Radiation therapy may also be used to help control symptoms and slow tumor growth.
Receive Specialty Care Without Having To Travel
Your life likely changed forever with the words “you have renal cancer.” You should know that you are not alone. Garnet Health will be at your side. Our team of experienced, compassionate kidney cancer specialists are highly skilled in the latest diagnoses, treatments and aftercare. And you can benefit from Garnet Health’s comprehensive renal cancer services without having to leave the Hudson Valley.
Garnet Health provides comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and supportive care services for renal cancer in Orange and Sullivan Counties, including Middletown, Harris and Callicoon, NY.