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Treatments for Different Types of Kidney Cancer

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Doctor showing a pair of kidneys.
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Doctor explaining kidney problems using a model.
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Categorizing kidney cancers


Cancer cell spreading.
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Cancer cells respond to treatment in different ways


Surgeons operating on a patient.
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Surgery is a first-line treatment


Doctor explaining information to a patient.
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There are non-surgical alternatives, too


Ice.
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Examining more non-surgical options


Child undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
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Chemotherapy: useful in some kidney cancer types


Radiation therapy.
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Radiation: not usually first-line kidney cancer treatment


Radiation therapy.
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New forms of radiation may be effective


Blood vessels.
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Targeted therapy and anti-angiogenesis therapy additional options


Injection drug vials.
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Immunotherapy boosts the body’s defenses


Doctor giving good news to hopeful senior patient.
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Immunotherapy treatments offer hope


Senior man shaking hands with a doctor.
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When 'active surveillance' is recommended


Doctor holding pills.
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Taking a look at clinical trials


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