There are more than 60,000 new cases of kidney cancer every year in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. There are several different types of kidney cancer, and they’re all classified by their location in the body and the location of their origin. The most common type, renal cell carcinoma, which accounts for 9 out of 10 cases begins in the small tubes found in the kidney. Most kidney cancers aren’t found until patients experience symptoms like blood in their urine, back pain and weight loss.
Untreated kidney cancer can spread, however, there are many treatment options available and Dr. Hernandez has more than 20 years of experience helping people overcome their cancer diagnoses. He works with every patient as an individual to develop personalized care plans with a team of specialized doctors to treat kidney cancer. Whether the treatment will include surgical removal of the tumor, the kidney, or embolization, or cryoablation, Dr. Hernandez can help you get the care you need.