renal cancer

Q | what is "staging"?

A | Staging of the cancer enables your urologist to decide how extensive the disease is. The special X-ray scans that you have, will enable your urologist to decide on:

  • The size of the renal cancer
  • Whether the cancer has spread into the large blood vessels, particularly the renal vein
  • Whether the fatty tissue or capsule of the kidney has been infiltrated by the cancer
  • If the cancer has spread to other organs such as liver, lungs or bone.