Kidney cancer: What you need to know?

May 05, 2016

Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, in the United States in 2016 about 62,700 new cases of kidney cancer (39,650 in men and 23,050 in women) will occur, and about 14,240 people (9,240 men and 5,000 women) will die from this disease.

In the video below, Jennifer Linehan, M.D., associate professor of urology and urologic oncology, at the John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, offers health information related to kidney cancer. Dr. Linehan answers the following questions:

  • What are kidney cancer symptoms?
  • How is kidney cancer diagnosed?
  • Who is at risk for kidney cancer and can it be prevented?
  • What types of treatments are available for patients?
  • Are there any new advances on the horizon for kidney cancer?
  • What is the difference between a kidney tumor and kidney cysts?

Learn more about kidney cancer and all the urologic oncology services at Saint John’s Health Center, or call (310) 852-7137 to make an appointment.