Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

While you may be thinking of coloring eggs and consuming large chocolate bunnies for the upcoming holiday, we’ve been focused on getting the word out about another important holiday – Kidney Cancer Awareness Month. During March, we want to spread the word about the signs and treatments for kidney cancer that are now available. Kidney cancer is one of the ten most common forms of cancer for both women and men, especially for older adults. Early diagnosis is so important to successfully treating the disease.

About Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer affects mostly older people, with the average diagnosed age being 64. Men have a higher risk than women. Kidney cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in the kidney and form a growth or tumor. By far the most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma when these abnormal cells form in the lining of the kidney’s tiny tubes (tubules). There are more than 20 types of cancer cells and several types of cancer. If left untreated, the cancer can cause kidney failure and eventually lead to death.

CyberKnife Treatment for Kidney Cancer

Effectively treating kidney tumors is challenging because of the natural movement of the tumor as you breathe and because studies show that kidney tumors require a high dose of radiation to be effective. Thankfully, Palo Verde CyberKnife and Radiation Oncology Center offers a comprehensive array of radiation treatments that will give you the chance for the best possible outcomes. Our CyberKnife Radiosurgery System is an advanced unique technology that combines the latest in robotics, medical imaging, and radiation therapy technology to provide a comprehensive treatment for kidney cancer. CyberKnife can target your kidney tumor as you breathe and deliver high doses of radiation to kill the cancerous cells and leave your healthy tissue unharmed. CyberKnife can be used alone, or in conjunction with other radiation or cancer treatment types and any stage of cancer. CyberKnife is both non-surgical and completely non-invasive, leaving no scars after treatment and requiring minimal recovery time. Due to its advanced technology, CyberKnife can deliver high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, providing an effective treatment without harming nearby tissues and leaving you with minimal side-effects.

Contact Your Palo Verde Cancer Treatment Center

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, consider the treatment benefits of the CyberKnife Radiosurgery System. Give your Palo Verde cancer specialists a call today and find out more about kidney cancer and how it is best treated. Contact us today at one of our six convenient Phoenix area locations and speak to one of our caring professionals. Your first phone consultation is free, so don’t delay! We look forward to working with your to provide the best possible outcomes. And, please, spread the word of the importance of early detection during Kidney Cancer Awareness month!

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