Kidney cancer is diagnosed and treated by the Urology Division of Premier Medical Group. Kidney cancer is a disease that affects thousands of adults throughout the United States. This form of cancer develops when malignant tumors form in the kidneys, usually in the tubules.
Early diagnosis of kidney cancer is important. As with most types of cancer, the earlier the tumor is discovered, the better a patient’s chances for survival. Tumors discovered at an early stage often respond well to surgical treatment. Survival rates in such cases are high. Tumors that have grown large or spread (metastasized) through the bloodstream or lymphatic system to other parts of the body are more difficult to treat and present an increased risk for mortality.