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.