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Contents
7

How to use this book
8

Part 1: Kidney cancer basics
9

What are the kidneys?
10

How does kidney cancer start?
13

How does kidney cancer spread?
15

Review
16

Part 2: Testing for kidney cancer
17

General health tests
18

Imaging tests
18

Blood tests
21

Urine tests
23

Tissue tests
23

Review
24

Part 3: Cancer staging
25

Staging tests
26

TNM scores
28

Kidney cancer stages
29

Review
30

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
31

Surgery
32

Active surveillance
34

Thermal ablation
35

Targeted therapy
36

Immunotherapy
39

Clinical trials
40

Supportive care
41

Review
43

Part 5: Treatment guide
44

Stage I kidney cancer
45

Stages II and III kidney cancer
51

Stage IV and relapsed kidney cancer
53

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
59

It’s your choice
60

Questions to ask your doctors
60

Questions bout testing
61

Questions about treatments
62

Questions about clinical trials
64

Deciding between options
65

Websites
66

Review
66

Glossary
67

Dictionary
68

Acronyms
73

NCCN Panel Members for Kidney Cancer
76

NCCN Member Institutions
77

Index
78