Kidney cancer surgery is the most common form of treatment for this diagnosis. Around 1 in 34 men and 1 in 61 women are diagnosed with kidney cancer in their lifetime in the UK. Out of all these cases, around 34% are preventable.

Depending on the type and stage of cancer, kidney cancer surgery may differ. it may be recommended that you have a partial nephrectomy; this is when the cancer is removed as well as some of the surrounding kidney tissue, or a radical nephrectomy; this is when the entire kidney is removed along with the tumour. A lot of the time kidney cancer surgery will be done as well as another form of treatment. This often include radiotherapy or chemotherapy. This is done to ensure that you get the best possible outcome from the treatment.

 If you are diagnosed with kidney cancer at it is decided that you need to has kidney cancer surgery, it is important that you ask any questions you may have. You care team are there to make sure that you understand every stage of the treatment; remember no question is too big or too small. It is also important that you have a good support system round you, this can be friends and family or support groups, for example MacMillan or cancer support groups that you may find.

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If you would like to speak to our team about kidney cancer surgery or other treatments, please call us on 0161 327 1269 or email us at We also offer treatment for other urological cancers.

This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.