Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is the 3rd most common urologic cancer

At the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, our kidney cancer specialists follow a team approach to care. The multidisciplinary team of urologic surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, nurse practitioners and sexual and reproductive experts make up one of the largest and most comprehensive programs offering care for patients with kidney cancer.

We are one of the leaders in using kidney biopsy as a personally tailored tissue-sparing tool in treatment planning, and use sequential planning based on the biopsy to determine the best course of action for each patient’s unique medical circumstances. Surgical options range from open, to minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic techniques.

The majority of kidney tumors are found incidentally when an imaging study, such as CT scan, MRI or ultrasound, is performed for an unrelated reason. There are a number of known risk factors for the development of kidney cancer, including cigarette smoking and, less commonly, hereditary conditions.

John, a kidney/renal cancer survivor, describes his experience with the Urologic Oncology Clinic

Appointments

To get the appointment process started, please call 734-647-8903. If you would like to refer a patient, please contact our M-Line service: 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Appointments web page.

Still have questions?

The nurses at Cancer AnswerLine™ have answers. Call 1-800-865-1125 and you'll get a personal response from one of our registered nurses, who have years of experience in caring for people with cancer.

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