The treatment for kidney cancer depends on the size, location, extent of the cancer, and the patient’s body condition. At St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will jointly hold a consultation to discuss appropriate treatment options for kidney cancer patients, so that to avoid resection and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Treatment for kidney cancer
Traditional Anti-cancer Technology
Surgical resection: Big Trauma, high risk, easy to have complications, not suitable for advanced kidney cancer patient. For locally advanced renal cancer, or metastatic renal cell carcinoma, radical resection of renal cancer cannot completely remove the tumor.
Radiation and Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy kills normal cells while killing cancer cells, resulting in damage to the immune system, and has toxic side effects such as: hair loss, vomiting, etc. It is not suitable for advanced kidney cancer patients.
New Treatment Options for kidney cancer Patients-- Minimally Invasive Technology
Interventional therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Cryotherapy: compared with surgery, cryotherapy is associated with lower risks and less complications. Little bleeding and quick recovery; few damage to normal tissues and can be performed repeatedly to prevent recurrence of kidney cancer.
Radiofrequency ablation: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a treatment that uses image guidance to place a needle through the skin into a kidney tumor. In RFA, high-frequency electrical currents are passed through an electrode in the needle, creating a small region of heat. The heat destroys the kidney cancer cells. RFA is effective treatment option for patients with one kidney or those who might have difficulty with surgery.
Particle Implantation: Implanted particles will keep emitting y-ray within the tumor, targeting to the cancer cells accurately; the radiation of seeds to tumor last for 180 days, high accuracy, millimeter minimally invasive; few toxic side effects and complications.
TCM & Western Medicine: Combination of traditional Chinese medicine and minimally invasive techniques can not only kill the cancer cells effectively, but also reduce toxic side effects, lower the rate of cancer recurrence, and greatly improve survival rate.
Tips from oncologist at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou:
Treatments for kidney cancer are various, but only by treating it based on the patient’s individualized conditions, can kidney cancer be controlled and treated effectively.