What is Renal Cell Carcinoma?

Renal cell carcinoma can quickly spread throughout your body. That’s why you need immediate medical attention if you experience any of its symptoms.

Our team of board-certified urologists at Urology Associates of Mobile understands the seriousness of renal cell carcinoma. Starting at our offices located in Mobile, Foley, Daphne, Grove Hill, Thomasville, Alabama and Lucedale, Mississippi, we can treat your condition with options that include therapies, special treatments, or surgery, if needed.

Let’s first talk about what to look for that might indicate you have renal cell carcinoma.

Symptoms of renal cell carcinoma

If you notice any of the following issues, call our team at Urology Associates of Mobile, P.A. immediately:

If you’re in the early stages of renal cell carcinoma, you may not have any symptoms at all. We recommend annual checkups with our team, especially if you’re 50 years old or older. We want to ensure that you’re not at risk for the disease by checking your blood pressure, learning about your medications, and finding out if you have any genetic conditions that might contribute to the disease.

Diagnosing renal cell carcinoma

Your consultation with our team begins with a review of your medical history, understanding your symptoms, and hearing about your lifestyle habits. We also learn about your family’s medical history.

We give you a comprehensive exam that includes a physical, plus blood tests and a urinalysis. If we determine you need more tests, we gather information from imaging tests that can show us if you have abnormal tissues or growths on your kidneys.

From there, we may determine that you need a biopsy of the area of concern. We need to find out if you have cancer, and if you do, what stage it’s in.

Treatment for renal cell carcinoma

Our team provides several treatment options to help you get on a path to recovery. Our recommendations are tailored to your personal condition.

Methods of healing might include:

When you come in for your evaluation, we explain how each treatment works, plus its benefits. We then help you decide on the best solution for you. We give you the most effective method of healing possible and closely monitor you throughout your treatment and after.

To learn more about renal cell carcinoma, contact us today by calling one of our seven locations or schedule your appointment online. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message.

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