Radical Nephrectomy (Robotic,Laparoscopic, or Open)
Treatment options for kidney cancer depend upon the staging of the cancer (how large and whether it has spread) and the patient’s age and general health.2 Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy are all potential treatment options. Kidney cancer is relatively resistant to radiation and chemotherapy. As a result, the gold standard treatment for localized kidney cancer is removal of the kidney or kidney tumors.
The three forms of surgical treatment are:
Kidney surgery is traditionally performed using an open approach, which requires a large abdominal incision. Another approach, conventional laparoscopy, is less invasive, but limits the doctor’s dexterity, visualization and control, compared to open surgery.
da Vinci for Kidney Cancer
If your doctor recommends surgery for kidney cancer, you may be a candidate for a new, minimally invasive approach – da Vinci Partial Nephrectomy or Nephrectomy.
da Vinci Surgery uses state-of-the-art technology to help your doctor perform a more precise operation than conventional instrumentation allows. It offers numerous potential benefits over a conventional open surgery, including:
da Vinci Surgery for kidney cancer incorporates the best techniques of open surgery and applies them to a robotic-assisted, minimally invasive approach.
Education / Resources
- American Cancer Society
- National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
Prostate Cancer Therapeutics
- Xtandi – Enzalutamide
- Vantas – Histrelin Acetate
- LupronDepot – Leuprolide Acetate for Depot Suspension
- Eligard – Leuprolide Acetate for Injectable Suspension
- Firmagon – Degarelix for Injection
- Xgeva – Denosumab Injection
- Prolia – Denosumab
- Zytiga – Abiratirone
Bladder Cancer Therapeutics