Is kidney cancer serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Kidney cancer can be very serious, depending on the stage of the cancer. Staging refers to how far the cancer has progressed. The earlier the stage, the more likely that treatment and recovery will be possible. For early stages of kidney cancer, chances of recovery are better so it's not as serious. However, if kidney cancer isn't diagnosed till it's already advanced, chances of recovery start to decrease and the cancer can become fatal. Because of this, it's important to talk to your doctor if you notice any symptoms to increase your chances of recovery.

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