kidney cancer

This week: kidney cancer, Wikipedia, atrial fibrillation

Apr 15, 2016

Kidney cancer is often discovered by chance, when a patient receives an imaging scan for something else, says Dr. Oleg Shapiro, a urologist and radiation oncologist at Upstate Medical University.


Minimally invasive surgery can usually be done to remove tumors when they are caught early. Shapiro also explains how renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer, how it can be aggressive and what treatments are on the horizon.


This week: new research in kidney cancer

May 2, 2014

According to research published in Urologic Oncology, some kidney cancer patients have better long-term survival odds when part of the kidney is removed, compared to patients who have the entire organ removed.

We'll discuss the findings and other treatment options for people with kidney cancer. More than 65,000 Americans were diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2013.