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Advanced kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is called advanced if it has spread to another part of the body. Treatment can control your symptoms and support is available. 

About advanced kidney cancer

Read about what advanced kidney cancer is and how it might affect you.

Controlling the symptoms

Some treatments can control advanced kidney cancer for some time, and reduce symptoms. 

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drugs that change the way that cells work or change the way cells signal to each other.

Surgery to remove secondary cancer

Surgery for kidney cancers that have spread to another part of the body is sometimes possible. It is very specialist surgery. 

Living with advanced kidney cancer

Get support to cope with emotional, practical and physical issues when you have advanced kidney cancer.

Support at home

You might need some care and support at home due to cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Last reviewed: 
29 Feb 2016

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