Receive Kidney Cancer Treatment from a Compassionate Doctor

According to the American Cancer Society, about 63,000 patients will be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year in the United States alone. While it is one of the most commonly occurring cancers, there are many treatment options available when it is found early on.

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist who specializes in urological malignancies including kidney cancer. He offers kidney cancer treatment at his state-of-the-art practice in Tijuana, Mexico. Because we offer the same high level of care found in the US at lower costs, getting treatment at our facilities is a great option for many patients.

Could You Be at Risk?

There are several lifestyle and hereditary factors that can increase your risk of a kidney cancer diagnosis, including:

  • Smoking 
  • Obesity 
  • Genetic disposition 
  • High blood pressure 
  • Medications including diuretics
  • Severe kidney disease 

It is also important to note that kidney cancer is more prevalent in men and people of African or American Indian descent.

Comparison of healthy kidneys and kidneys affected by cancer
Cancerous masses on the kidneys are not only uncomfortable, but also interfere with their function in significant ways. 

Potential Symptoms

Unfortunately, kidney cancer does not usually have signs or symptoms in its earliest stages. Common signs of advanced kidney cancer include:

  • Hematuria or blood in your urine
  • Pain on one side of your lower back
  • A lump on your lower back
  • Loss of appetite or sudden weight loss
  • Fatigue 
  • Anemia 

Contact a doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of these symptoms.

Diagnosing Kidney Cancer

If you are having any worrisome symptoms, our team will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. We may also perform ultrasound imaging using our on-site equipment to get an accurate diagnosis. If you are diagnosed, we can perform additional imaging and lab tests that determine whether the cancer has spread to other areas and whether you are healthy enough to undergo surgical treatment.

Treatment Options

Your treatment options will depend on the stage of your cancer.

One of the surgeries most commonly used to address kidney cancer is a nephrectomy. This treatment is most useful for early-stage cancers. During a partial nephrectomy, the doctor can remove a diseased or damaged portion of your kidney. For a more advanced case, he may recommend a radical nephrectomy, which removes the entire kidney.

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is often terrifying...Dr. Herrera and his team do everything they can to make kidney cancer treatment available to all patients.

We are able to perform either version of the procedure laparoscopically in most cases. This technique is minimally invasive compared to the traditional open method and offers a shorter recovery time, smaller incisions, reduced trauma to your tissue, and a reduced risk of complications.

Recovering from Kidney Cancer Treatment

Kidney cancer survival rates are higher when your cancer is treated at its earliest stages. For this reason, you should schedule a consultation with our team if you are worried about any symptoms or as soon as you receive a diagnosis in your home country.

Why Choose Our Practice

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is often terrifying. We understand how difficult this process can be. To minimize the stress as much as possible, Dr. Herrera and his team do everything they can to make kidney cancer treatment available to all patients. In addition to our affordable rates for advanced urologic care, we are able to accommodate patients from all over the world in our luxurious, comfortable, and private hospital.

Because we are located in a touristic zone of Tijuana, you can couple your treatment with a getaway for your entire family and spend your recovery amongst some of the world's finest accommodations.

Do Not Delay

Whether you have received a diagnosis in your home country or are noticing worrisome symptoms for the first time, pursuing treatment for kidney cancer can potentially save your life. To discuss your unique situation with Dr. Herrera, schedule a consultation online or call us at (619) 392-8516.

Dr. Luis Herrera

Unidad de Urología Dr. Luis Herrera

Dr. Luis Herrera is a board-certified urologist practicing in Tijuana, Mexico, just a few minutes south of the border. He provides patients from throughout Mexico as well as medical tourists with a variety of advanced urologic treatments, including vasectomy, shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction, and laser kidney stone removal surgery. Dr. Herrera is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • La Sociedad Mexicana de Urología
  • The European Association of Urology
  • The American Endourological Society
  • The American Urological Association

For more information, or to request an appointment, please contact us online or call (619) 392-8516.

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