Renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer) occurs when abnormal cells begin to multiply quickly and form tumors in the lining of the very small tubes in the kidney. These tiny tubes are responsible for cleaning the blood, filtering waste products and making urine.
Choosing a Renal Cell Cancer Specialist in Florida
Renal cell cancer is the most common type of kidney and renal pelvis cancer. It is the sixth most common cancer for men and the ninth most common cancer for women. The specialists in our Urologic Oncology Program work together to develop an individualized treatment for each patient.
At Moffitt, our multispecialty renal cell cancer team includes:
- Medical oncologists
- Board-certified surgeons
- Radiation oncologists
- Other medical professionals
Latest Treatment Options
A multispecialty approach to renal cell cancer treatment ensures that each patient receives the best possible outcome and quality of life. Many renal cell cancer treatment plans include one or more of the following: chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
Moffitt is also highly regarded for its robust clinical trials program, which includes new options for the treatment of renal cell cancer that are not yet available at other cancer hospitals.
Patient and Family-Centered Care
At Moffitt, we are committed to ensuring that your treatment decisions also include you, your family and/or caregiver. You and your team will partner with us on any decision-making. We also offer many patient, family and caregiver resources including:
- Support groups
- Integrative medicine such as yoga, massage, acupuncture and meditation
- Arts in Medicine studio
- Nutrition services
Traveling Made Easier
Renal cell cancer patients traveling to Moffitt from throughout Florida can rest assured if they need to stay close by. We have formed partnerships with several hotels that offer discounts and shuttle service to and from Moffitt.
When appropriate, you can take advantage of our virtual visits whether you are a new or an established patient. Virtual Visits allow you access to your clinical care team in a live, face-to-face connection using your computer or mobile device.
Why Renal Cell Cancer Patients Choose Moffitt?
Moffitt’s ambitious research efforts have led to our prestigious designation as a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. We are the only Florida-based cancer center to hold this distinction.
Moffitt has several locations throughout the Tampa Bay area, in addition to established partnerships with Memorial Healthcare System and AdventHealth.
To learn more about renal cell cancer treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488, or schedule an appointment using our new patient registration form. You will hear from one of our cancer experts within a day.