Kidney Cancer

There is hope, innovation and support available for those with kidney cancer, renal cell carcinoma or transitional cell cancer here at the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Kidney cancer is the 3rd most common urologic cancer.

Patient Care and Treatment
The Urologic Oncology Program follows a team approach to diagnosing and treating those with kidney cancer. Our patients have their situation discussed not only by our urologic oncologists and surgeons, but also by experts in radiation oncology and pathology. By having everyone involved, a personalized treatment plan is developed. All of this takes place in our Multidisciplinary Urologic Oncology Clinic.

Children diagnosed with Wilm's Tumor and other forms of kidney cancer are treated by the Solid Tumor Program in C. S. Mott Children's Hospital. Get more information about on the Wilm's Tumor webpage.

The urologic oncology clinic team meets weekly to go over x-ray images, pathology reports and patient history to determine the best treatment option for you. Learn more about this on our Diagnosis & Treatment page.

Since our program is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to Patient Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit the support services area of this website. We outline the services available to our patients at every point in their care.

Make an appointment/referral

To make an appointment, 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 Make an Appointment web page.

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

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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