Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Renal Cell Cancer
Stage IV and Recurrent Renal Cell Cancer
Treatment of stage IV and recurrent renal cell cancer may include the following:
- Surgery (radical nephrectomy).
- Surgery (nephrectomy) to reduce the size of the tumor.
- Targeted therapy.
- Biologic therapy.
- Radiation therapy as palliative therapy to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of life.
- A clinical trial of a new treatment.
Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage IV renal cell cancer and recurrent renal cell cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.