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Radical nephrectomy can substan­tially increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease, studies have shown.

Type of Surgery Affects Long-Term Survival in Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

Older people with early-stage kid­ney cancer lived longer if only the tumor, and not the entire kidney, was removed, according to a new study published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Cancer-specific survival, however, was similar regardless of whether people had a partial nephrectomy (kidney removal) or a radical nephrectomy.

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What’s New in Kidney Cancer Research?

There is always research going on in the area of kidney cancer. Scientists are looking for causes of the disease and ways to prevent it. They are also trying to find new drugs and looking at the best way to combine drugs already in use. A major area of research lies in finding better ways to choose the best treatment for each per­son. That is, finding factors about a person’s cancer that make it more likely to respond to a certain medicine.

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Update on Urologic Cancers

  • External Beam Radiation for Prostate Cancer Increases Risk of Hip Fracture
  • Preoperative Mitomycin-C Instillation Decreases Risk of Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer
  • Nephron-Sparing Surgery Best Option for People with Common Risk Factors for Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Active Surveillance a Viable Option for Men with Prostate Cancer

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