Overview of 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, including robot-assisted surgeries, as well as nonsurgical therapies for kidney cancer. 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. Options may include:
- Radical nephrectomy
- Simple nephrectomy
- Partial nephrectomy
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
Specialized Centers for Kidney Cancer Care
The Genitourinary Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center at Dallas treats more genitourinary (GU) cancer patients than any other cancer program in the region and excels in the management of complex and advanced high-risk cases.
Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center, 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.