Kidney cancer

 

The kidneys are two fist sized organs located on either side of the body, just underneath the ribcage. Their main role is to filter out waste products and excess water from the blood, producing urine (wee).

Kidney cancer typically affects people in their 60s and 70s and may be found incidentally when investigating other conditions and are therefore often in the early stages and so easily managed.  Symptoms of kidney cancer include haematuria, pain or a mass (bulge) in the abdomen.

More on what we do

If you are diagnosed with a lump in the kidney we will need to investigate you with a number of tests and then be able to discuss with you the different treatment modalities available to you.

We will first need to check if the cancer is localised to the kidney or if it has spread anywhere else this is done using a CT scan and may also necessitate a bone scan if the tumour is very large.

Treatments

Surveillance

Microwave ablation

Partial nephrectomy - Robotic or Open

Radical nephrectomy - Laparoscopic or Open

Our team

Mr Malcolm Crundwell - Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Thomas Dutton - Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Mark Stott - Consultant Urological Surgeon

Mr Martin Moody - Visiting Consultant surgeon (NDDH)

Mrs Moira Anderson - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Department of Urology (Level 2, Area G)

Contact us

Secretary to Mr Crundwell - 01392 402498

Secretary to Mr Mark Stott - 01392 402539

Secretary to Mr Dutton - 01392 406277

Secretary to Mr Moody - 01392 406277

Clinical Nurse Specialists - 01392 402747

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