Find out about different cancer treatments, and get help with treatment decisions you might need to make.

  • Making treatment decisions

    Your doctors may tell you there are different options for your treatment. Having the right information will help you make the right decision for you.

  • Surgery

    Surgery involves removing all or part of the cancer with an operation. It is an important treatment for many cancers.

  • Tumour ablation for kidney cancer

    Tumour ablation is a type of treatment that uses extreme temperatures to destroy small tumours, instead of having surgery.

  • Tumour embolisation for kidney cancer

    Tumour embolisation can shrink the tumour and help control symptoms by blocking its blood supply.

  • Monitoring kidney cancer

    Sometimes, active treatment may not be immediately necessary or appropriate. Doctors may suggest monitoring small, low-grade cancers.

  • Targeted (biological) therapies

    Targeted (biological) therapies interfere with the way cells grow and divide.

  • Immunotherapy

    Immunotherapy drugs boost the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. It’s sometimes used to treat advanced kidney cancer.

  • Radiotherapy for advanced kidney

    Radiotherapy can be used to relieve the symptoms caused by kidney cancer that has spread to the bones or the brain.

  • What happens after treatment for kidney cancer

    Recovery from cancer and its treatment is a gradual process. To start with you’ll have follow-up appointment to check your progress.

  • Clinical trials

    Many people are offered a trial as part of treatment. Find out more to help you decide if a trial is right for you.

  • Life after cancer treatment

    You might be thinking about how to get back to normal following treatment. Find advice, information and support about coping with and after cancer.