Weill Cornell Medicine Urology
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Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer

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Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer - Treatment Options


  • Under general anesthesia, radical nephrectomy or complete removal of the kidney and fat around the kidney is performed when it is not possible to perform a partial nephrectomy, or to just remove the cancerous portion of the kidney. This is often performed through a minimally invasive/laparoscopic approach which requires an overnight hospital stay except with larger renal masses, in which an open surgical incision may be required.

Kidney Cancer

  • In 2015, about 61,560 new cases of kidney cancer (38,270 in men and 23,290 in women) were diagnosed, and approximately 14,080 people (9,070 men and 5,010 women) died from it.
  • Kidney cancer is among the 10 most commonly diagnosed cancers in men and women, respectively.
  • The average age of people when they are diagnosed is 64 years.

Brady Urologic Health Center

The Brady Urologic Health Center is located within an 8,000 square foot suite on the ninth floor of the Starr Pavilion at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York-Presbyterian Hospital and is composed of a close-knit team of physicians, working together to provide treatment for the broad spectrum of urologic conditions.


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