Kidney Cancer Diagnosis

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, our team understands that an accurate and quick diagnosis of kidney cancer is the key to offering the best possible treatment options in a timely and efficient manner.

At Penn, our urologic cancer specialists have extensive experience in urologic surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology and kidney cancer research. We are also leading the way in developing new treatments for kidney cancer.

By choosing the Abramson Cancer Center for your care, you will benefit from a multidisciplinary team of cancer specialists within the Urologic Cancer Program including urologists, interventional radiologists, surgeons and pathologists who work together to provide an accurate diagnosis. Our surgical, radiation and medical oncologists work closely together to develop an appropriate treatment plan that is customized specifically for you.

Screening for Kidney Cancer

Screening tests may be used to find some types of cancer early. Some screening tests, such as colonoscopies for colorectal cancer, are standard or routine. Other screening tests may be recommended only if a person has an increased risk for cancer.

Currently, there is no routine screening for kidney cancer. However, if you have a family history of kidney cancer or have several risk factors, you should speak with your physician about screening for kidney cancer.

Navigating a kidney cancer diagnosis and treatment options can be difficult. If you receive a cancer diagnosis, our cancer nurses are available and ready to help connect you with the right physician.

To connect with a cancer nurse at Penn Medicine, you should call 800-789-7366 (PENN).

Kidney Cancer Diagnostic Tools

We utilize the latest, cutting-edge diagnostic tests and tools to diagnose kidney cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center.

Staging Kidney Cancer

Staging kidney cancer can help physicians at the Abramson Cancer Center create a treatment plan designed specifically for you.