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Kidney cancer information

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information

Our Urology Oncology Patient Information Group produces leaflets relating to kidney cancer:

Your multidisciplinary team (MDT) for urology cancer

Having surgery on your kidney: laparoscopic nephrectomy

Having surgery on your kidney: open partial nephrectomy

Having surgery on your kidney: open radical nephrectomy

Robotic partial nephrectomy

Laparoscopic nephroureterectomy

Open nephroureterectomy

Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer, these leaflets may not be relevant to your care.  Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.  

More information

Click on the coloured text links below for general information which you may find helpful:              

Tests and investigations

Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.

Chemotherapy and other drug therapies

UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies.  Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.     


UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.      

Eating, appetite or taste

Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.            

Support groups

For information about cancer support groups in the local area please click on the heading above.    

Further information

If you would like more information, including details of how to contact a nurse specialist, please contact the Cancer Information Centre.   Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.                             

Information in languages other than English

To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.

      This page last reviewed 04/07/24