What is kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer is when cells in either kidney begin to multiply at a fast rate. The most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma, but there are many other different types.

Kidney cancer treatment

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we offer minimally invasive procedures to treat kidney cancer, including robot-assisted surgeries, as well as nonsurgical therapies. You'll receive compassionate, quality care throughout all stages of your kidney cancer.

Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of kidney cancer, and personal preferences. 

Kidney cancer treatment options may include:

  • Surgery
    • Radical nephrectomy
    • Simple nephrectomy
    • Partial nephrectomy
    • Laparoscopy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Biologic therapy
  • Ablation therapy
  • Pain management
  • Clinical trials (when appropriate)

Specialized kidney cancer centers

The Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas treats more genitourinary (GU) cancer patients than any other cancer program in the North Texas region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.

Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for GU cancer. The GU cancer team uses treatments including robotic, laparoscopic and macroscopic surgery and radiation therapy.