Health Talks: Kidney cancer diagnosis, risks and treatment

Kidney cancer is one of the 10 most commonly diagnosed adult cancers in the nation. There are more than 60,000 cases diagnosed a year and this number is increasing.

Shawn Dason, MD, a urologic oncologist at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, explains that one of the reasons for the high number is because of incidental diagnoses — a lot more people are being diagnosed from imaging scans that are being done for other reasons.

For example, a patient may have a scan done for abdominal pain. There may be no cause found for the abdominal pain, but kidney cancer is detected on the scan.

In this Health Talks video, Dr. Dason answers questions about kidney cancer diagnosis, risks and treatment. He also explains that family risk is dependent on several factors and the severity of the cancer isn’t the same for every patient.

Watch the full Health Talks video above to learn more.

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