Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma Overview

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Treating Kidney Cancer TOPICS

Active surveillance for kidney cancer

For some people with small kidney tumors, one option may be to give no treatment at first and watch the tumor to see if it grows. If the tumor grows fast or gets larger, it is then removed (or treated another way).

This approach can let some people avoid surgery or other treatments. It’s most often used in people who might have trouble with surgery or have other major health problems.

Last Medical Review: 04/29/2014
Last Revised: 02/10/2016