Surgery explained

  • General information

    What is surgery and what is it used for?

    Surgery is cutting away body tissue. It is used to treat lots of types of cancer.

  • Kidney cancer (renal cancer)

    Surgery for kidney cancer

    Surgery may be the only treatment you need. The operation you have will depend on the stage of the cancer.

  • General information

    Who might I meet?

    A team of specialists will plan your surgery. This will include a surgeon who specialises in your type of cancer.

  • Kidney cancer (renal cancer)

    What happens before the surgery?

    Your surgery will be carefully planned with you by a team of specialists.

  • General information

    Follow-up care after surgery

    You will have follow-up appointments after your surgery to check on your recovery and any new symptoms.

  • Kidney cancer (renal cancer)

    What happens after surgery?

    You’ll be monitored very closely after your operation. You will be tired so it’s important to rest and look after yourself.