KIDNEY DISEASE

 

The most common form of cancer to develop in the kidneys is called renal cell carcinoma.  It accounts for more than 90 percent of all kidney tumors.  There are many risk factors that may increase the development of kidney cancer including:

  • Smoking
  • Hypertension
  • Family history of kidney cancer
  • Diet with high caloric intake
  • Obesity

 

Unfortunately, most kidney tumors produce no symptoms at all and are therefore difficult to catch early.  They may be detected incidentally when evaluation for an unrelated problem arises.  Although there are no blood or urine tests that detect the presence of kidney tumors, imaging studies like ultrasounds and CT scans are useful in detecting these tumors. 

 

There are three main treatment options for a tumor that is confined to the kidney, including:

  • Nephrectomy - A procedure to remove the tumor from the kidney.  This is accomplished either by a partial nephrectomy, which is removal of the whole tumor while preserving as much normal kidney tissue as possible or a radical nephrectomy, which is the removal of the whole kidney.
  • Tumor ablation - This allows for the destruction of the tumor without surgically removing it.  Cryotherapy, high-intensity ultrasound, and microwave therapy are a few methods used to accomplish ablation.
  • Surveillance - This is appropriate when a patient cannot tolerate the other treatment options or has a short life expectancy.

 

Learn More About KIDNEY CANCER . . .

 

 

 

 

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ABINGTON
1235 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
215-517-1100

BROOMALL

1974 Sproul Road, Suite 106

Broomall, PA 19008

610-259-3000

BRYN MAWR
245 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-525-2515

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1020 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
610-744-2844

DOYLESTOWN
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Doylestown, PA 18901
215-230-9070

HORSHAM
3 Village Road
Horsham, PA 19044
215-884-7114

HUNTINGDON VALLEY
1800 Byberry Road

Suite 1203
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
215-947-4105

MEDIA
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HCC II, Suite 2304
Media, PA 19063
610-744-2844

PAOLI
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Suite 180
Paoli, PA 19301
610-525-2515

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Suite 46
Philadelphia, PA 19118
215-242-8260

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Philadelphia, PA 19152
215-335-3535

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5735 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
215-482-1141

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Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

 

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West Grove, PA 19390
610-869-6851

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Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-649-6420

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701 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE 19805
610-869-6851
 

 

   


 SURGERY CENTER LOCATIONS                             UH PROSTATE CANCER CENTER

HUNTINGDON VALLEY

Masons Mill II

1800 Byberry Road

Suite 1204
Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006

215-947-4105

 

PAOLI

4 Industrial Boulevard

Suite 175
Paoli, PA 19301
484-320-7700

CANCER CENTER
400 Davis Drive

Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
610-825-2151

CORPORATE OFFICE
140 West Germantown Pike

Suite 250
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
484-530-0205

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P.O. Box 1287
Blue Bell, PA 19422
484-530-0203

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