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Micrograph showing the most common type of kidney cancer (clear cell renal cell carcinoma). H&E stain.
Treatment of renal cancer depends on the type of cancer. For renal cell carcinoma, removing the kidney, (Nephrectomy), is the best treatment when the cancer is localized. Removing a part of the kidney, (partial nephrectomy) may also be an option for some patients.