Kidney Cancer

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Our team of experts at University of Toledo Health create customized treatment plans for our kidney cancer patients, ensuring the best outcomes. All of our cancer services are under one roof at the Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center.

Kidney Cancer

The kidneys are organs that are responsible for filtering your blood to remove chemicals that are harmful to your body. (insert picture of kidneys) They are also integral in acid base balance and bone and blood health. There are two parts of the kidney: the parenchyma (the portion responsible for filtering your blood) and the collecting system (the portion responsible for transporting urine to your bladder).

When we use the term kidney cancer, we typically refer to cancers of the parenchyma. There are an estimated 62,000 new cases of kidney cancer a year and about 15,000 people will die from kidney cancer annually.

Recently Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer?
Here are some recommendations from UT Health urologist Dr. Samay Jain:

  1. Obtain your complete medical records, including all pathology/biopsy reports.
  2. Get copies of your imaging studies (CT, MRI, etc.) and radiologist's interpretations.
  3. Place this information in a three-ring binder and take it with you to your medical appointments.
  4. Put blank paper in your binder for notes.
  5. Write down questions you have for your doctor and make sure he or she takes the time to answer them.
  6. Take loved ones to your appointments. Remember, they are your advocates. As the patient, it can be difficult to follow what your physician is telling you, especially in the face of cancer. Loved ones may hear things differently, and may be able to give you a more objective assessment of options. Plus, they are available for support and to ask questions that may not occur to you.

Meet Our Cancer Care Team

Dr. Saraiya


Siddharth Saraiya, MD

Radiation Oncology


Dr. Chen

Changhu Chen, MD
Radiation Oncology


Dr. Verghese  

Cherian Verghese, MD


Dr. Reddy  

Krishna Reddy, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology


Dr. Skeel

Roland T. Skeel, MD




To schedule an appointment with a UT Health kidney cancer specialist, call 419.383.6644.

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  • The University of Toledo Health Science Campus
  • Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center
  • 1325 Conference Drive
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Last Updated: 1/4/18