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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2572
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
12003
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
12048
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2973
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13393
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13591
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2954
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13218
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13340
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU)

9.2/10 from 40 Votes

The Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich is a center of high-end medicine, medical innovation and medical and technical progress, which enables an individual and safe patient care.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3692
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
16025
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
15902
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2779
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
12782
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
12723
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Leverkusen Clinic

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Leverkusen Clinic is a hospital with a top-class regional medical care. It has the highly qualified diagnostic and health care facilities.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2708
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
12830
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
12633
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Leverkusen

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2842
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13364
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13264
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3779
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
15803
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
15645
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3514
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13470
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13358
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2953
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Urology Hospital Munich-Planegg Munich

9/10 from 23 Votes

The Urology Hospital Munich - Planegg, founded in 1969, is one of the most advanced specialized urology clinics in Germany. The main focuses of the hospital include urologic oncology, reconstructive surgery, general urology, andrology and pediatric urology.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2977
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13220
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13299
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen

10/10 from 1 Votes

The Preventicum Diagnostic Clinic has been intensively working over the years to become one of the leading medical excellence centres in Germany.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3835
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Hannover Medical School

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

The Hannover Medical School (MHH) is one of the most efficient medical universities in Germany, treating more than 63,000 inpatients and 460,000 outpatients annually.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
2960
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
13371
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
13575
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover
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Rambam Health Care Campus Haifa

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Rambam Health Care Campus is the largest and the most advanced hospital in Northern Israel. Founded in 1938, the medical center has a long history and a rich experience in providing comprehensive medical services in all medical specialties.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
0.00
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
0.00
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
0.00
location_onCountry: Israel
location_searchingCity: Haifa

Vivantes Auguste-Viktoria Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Auguste-Victoria Hospital, has special expertise and received international recognition in the field of Urology, especially in the treatment of prostate cancer and also Oncology, Neurology, Cardiology and other directions.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3744
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
16000
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
15685
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Vivantes Am Urban Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Am Urban Hospital is an academic clinic at the Charité University Hospital. Many departments of the hospital are recognized for their outstanding medical and patient care services.

Diagnostic tests for renal Cell Cancer
3650
Surgical treatment of kidney cancer with nephrectomy and ureterectomy
16081
Treatment of renal cancer with laparoscopic partial nephrectomy
15986
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cell cancer, develops in kidney cells that become malignant and form a tumor. Most cancers of this type develop in the lining of renal tubules. They rarely metastasize and are most often diagnosed in the early stages of disease. Kidney cancer is most commonly found in people over 40. It is also twice as common in men as in women. Kidney cancer is believed to be caused by smoking, a genetic predisposition, VHL disease, obesity and previous kidney diseases that required long-term use of a dialysis machine. In some cases, kidney cancer is related to high blood pressure. However, one theory suggests that kidney cancer can be caused by drugs such as beta-blockers, which are used to treat hypertension, rather than the high blood pressure itself.

Cancer.Net reports that in the USA alone, approximately 63,000 people are diagnosed with this type of cancer every year. The 5-year survival rate for kidney cancer is 73%, which is a good indicator. Chances of a full recovery are even higher if cancer is only located in one kidney.  However, if cancer has spread to other organs, the survival rate is only 12%, which is why it is so important to get an early diagnosis.

Symptoms

  • A lump and pain in the side or lower back
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling in the side
  • Swelling of the legs

Diagnosis

  • CT scans produce three-dimensional images that can be useful in detecting kidney cancer in its early stages.
  • A PET scan can determine the stage of the cancer, by providing information about biological changes in cells that are associated with growth and therefore the spread of malignant cells.
  • Ultrasound can establish whether there are any foreign masses in the patient’s abdomen, kidneys or reproductive organs.
  • A biopsy to remove kidney tissue may also be performed, so that it may be examined under a microscope if the other tests were inconclusive.

Treatment

  • A laparoscopic partial nephrectomy is a minimally invasive keyhole surgery that is used to remove cancer from a kidney. It is recommended for patients whose tumor is not very big in size. The surgeon uses a laparoscope to make an indirect incision and resects the tumor with the help of a special camera.
  • A radical nephrectomy is used in progressed stages of kidney cancer. The whole kidney and the surrounding tissue are removed. If both kidneys need to be resected, the patient will require a kidney transplant immediately after surgery.
  • A laparoscopic nephrectomy with ureterectomy is performed if the tumor has spread from the kidney to the ureter. In this case, the tumor along with the affected kidney(s) and ureter are resected. 



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