Onco-Nephrology is a subspecialty of Nephrology which treats kidney diseases that cancer patients experience. An Onco-Nephrologist is a Nephrologist who works with a team of specialists including hemato-oncologists, radiation oncologists, oncologic surgeons, urologists, pharmacologists and palliative care specialists to provide an integrated care to cancer patients. Cancer itself or the medications that are used for treating cancer may cause damage to kidneys. Studies have shown that about 50-60% of cancer patients with solid tumors experience some level of kidney failure during their cancer treatment. Kidneys are the major organs that eliminate drugs from the body, so preserving healthy kidneys is very important for correct dosing and minimizing toxic effects of chemotherapy.
Our Onco-Nephrology clinic treats all sorts of kidney problems seen in patients with various cancers. Some of these conditions are listed below:
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