Psychosocial effects of kidney cancer

As with most cancers, the psychosocial effects of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are profound. Around 20% of patients experience depression and 30% experience anxiety due to various reasons, such as treatment side effects, disease-related changes, finances and coping strategies. Not only are these symptoms distressing, they can also affect survival. This was described using two […]

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Psychological distress in patients undergoing active surveillance for small renal masses

Around half of all cases of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are incidentally diagnosed on imaging as small renal masses, clinical stage T1a and smaller than 4 cm. Around 30% of small renal masses are found to be benign. The management of small renal masses is under debate, including whether a biopsy should be performed for […]

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