Kidney cancer, or renal cell carcinoma, is often diagnosed incidentally on imaging performed for other reasons. When symptoms are present, these may include blood in the urine or an abdominal mass. Risk factors for kidney cancer include smoking, obesity, and genetics.
When confined to the kidney, it is usually managed by surgical excision, which may involve removal of the whole kidney or just the part containing the tumour. Whenever possible, we perform laparoscopic (minimally invasive) excision.