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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Kidney Cancer, Version 1.2017

Kidney Cancer


6 How to use this book 7 Part 1 Kidney cancer basics

Explains where kidney cancer starts and how it spreads.

15 Part 2 Testing for kidney cancer

Describes the tests used to find and confirm kidney cancer.

23 Part 3 Cancer staging

Explains how doctors rate the extent of kidney cancer in your body.

29 Part 4 Overview of cancer treatments

Describes the types of treatments that may be used for kidney cancer.

42 Part 5 Treatment guide

Presents the recommended course of action from diagnosis to after cancer treatment.

57 Part 6 Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for getting a treatment plan that meets all your needs.

65 Glossary



74 NCCN Panel Members 75 NCCN Member Institutions 76 Index