Metastatic Kidney Cancer

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy

Cytoreductive Nephrectomy

Cytoreductive nephrectomy is recommended for metastatic kidney cancer if you are fit for surgery and if the tumour can be removed. The aim is to remove as much of the tumour as possible. In order to do this, it may be necessary to remove surrounding organs such as the spleen or the pancreas, or parts of the intestines or the liver.

For cytoreductive nephrectomy you will receive general anaesthesia. During the surgery, you will lay on your side or on your back, depending on the location and the size of the tumour.

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