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Type of Surgery Affects Long-Term Survival in Early-Stage Kidney Cancer

Posted May 11 2012 10:09pm
Older patients with early-stage kidney cancer lived longer if only the tumor, and not the entire kidney, was removed, according to a new study. Cancer-specific survival, however, was similar regardless of whether patients had a partial nephrectomy or a radical nephrectomy. The findings were published April 18 in JAMA.
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