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Kidney Cancer Treatment

Kidney Cancer Treatment Cost in India

  • The kidneys are located in the upper abdominal area and their primary function is to filter blood, facilitate waste excretion (like water, salt and waste products), regulate blood pressure, and maintain red blood cells.     
  • Abnormal growth of cells in the kidney causes cancer. The growth of abnormal cells can form tumors and affect the functioning of the kidney. Kidney cancer also known as renal cancer can be cured if detected at an early stage. 

Kidney Cancer Treatment Cost in India

For A Patient From INDIA

Kidney Cancer Treatment

Starts From USD 5000
(Indian Rupees 359200)

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Types of Kidney Cancer 

  • Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) - It is the most common type of tumor in adults and it accounts for 85% of all kidney cancers. There are several subtypes of RCC based on how cells look like under a microscope and most common of them are:
    1. Clear cell RCC: most common form of RCC (7 out of 10) in which the cells look very pale
    2. Papillary RCC:  is the second most common form of RCC (1 out of 10). The cancer is in the form of finger-like tubes and cells look pink
    3. Chromophobe RCC: accounts for 5% of RCC s in which cells are pale as in Clear cell RCC, however, are much larger in size and have other features as well
  • Transitional cell carcinoma or Urothelial carcinoma- It accounts for ~ 10% of kidney cancers. It begins in the lining of the kidney where urine gathers before moving to the bladder, called the renal pelvis. Cancer that develops on these cells look like bladder cancer and is often linked to smoking or certain cancer causing chemicals.
  • Wilms tumor (Nebphroblastoma)- It is most common in children and the standard treatment used is chemotherapy combined with other surgeries
  • Sarcoma- It grows in the blood vessels or connective tissues in the kidney. The standard treatment used in this case is surgery and make up less than 1% of all kidney cancers

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

The chances of curing cancer increase if it is detected at an early stage. Some of the symptoms of kidney cancer are:

  • Blood in the urine is the first sign of kidney cancer  
  • Anemia
  • Swelling in legs
  • Fever that lasts for a week 
  • Severe pain in the abdominal area
  • Excessive fatigue

If in case, cancer spreads to the other regions, then it causes symptoms like shortness of breath, pain in the bone, blood during coughing.


The treatment for kidney cancer depends upon the type of condition of the patient. Kidney cancer treatment in India is of the following types.

  • Surgical procedure- In this case, a part of the kidney or complete kidney is removed. Types of surgeries are-

    Simple nephrectomy- In this case, cancer affected kidney is removed.
    Radical nephrectomy- In this case, the surgeon removes the kidney, nearby lymph nodes, and adrenal glands. It is the most common type of surgery and is performed with a laparoscope.
    Partial nephrectomy- In this case, the surgeon removes cancer and some nearby tissues in the kidney.


  • Non-surgical procedure- The non-surgical treatments are used when the surgical procedures are ineffective in removing the tumor. Types of non-surgical treatments are-

    Radiofrequency ablation- In this case, high- energy radio waves are used to destroy cancer. The procedure is done by an interventional radiologist or urologist. 
    Biological therapy- In this case, the ability of the immune system to fight the tumor is boosted or restored by giving specific medicines, for example- interferon-alpha, interleukin-2, etc. 
    Chemotherapy- Specific drugs are used to kill the cancer cells and stop them from growing. Chemotherapy used in almost every stage of cancer and the regimen is followed over a set period of time.
    Radiation therapy- In this case, high energy X rays are used to kill cancer cells. Radiation is given from the external source. It is used only in cases where surgery cannot be performed and only on areas where cancer has spread. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Kidney Cancer Treatment


Q.What are the tests used to confirm kidney cancer?

Some of the tests are- CT scan, Blood test, Urine test, renal arteriogram, and MRI.

Q.What are the risk factors?

Following factors may raise a person’s risk of developing kidney cancer -

  • Gender: Men are at higher risk of kidney cancer as compared to women 
  • Obesity: Being obese also increases the cancer risk because extra weight can lead to change in hormones 
  • Genes:  Black people have higher rates of kidney cancer
  • Smoking 
  • Family history of acute kidney disease
  • Family history 
  • High blood pressure

Q.What are the chances of kidney cancer spreading to the other kidney?

If cancer left untreated, then it can spread to other areas such as nearby lymph nodes and adrenal glands.  Sometimes the cancer cells break away from the kidney tumor and enter into the bloodstream thus can get deposited into distant organs or tissues as well. There is however a low risk of cancerous cells spreading from one kidney to another.  

Q.What is metastatic kidney cancer?

When cancer develops in the kidneys and spreads to the other parts of the body. If kidney cancer spreads to lungs it is still called kidney cancer and treated accordingly.

Q.How can I overcome the side effects of kidney cancer treatment?

Timely take medicines prescribed by your doctor, perform regular exercise, use moisturizers to deal with rashes and dry skin, eat a healthy diet to avoid gastrointestinal problems.

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    35 years of experience , New Delhi

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