Category Archives: Treatment Options

U.S. Trends in treating small renal masses

A study of the U.S. Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry 2001-2009 data shows that surgery continues to be the most common treatment, with nephron-sparing surgery exceeding radical nephrectomy. Dr. william C. Huang, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and his colleagues published their analysis in the July issue of JAMA Surgery.

While nonsurgical management (watchful waiting) is a reasonable treatment strategy for elderly patients or those with limited life

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