You can read more about palliative treatment for cancer in the Palliative Care section of our website or in Advanced Cancer.Having your pain controlled can help you maintain your quality of life.If you cannot have kidney surgery because of other serious medical problems, you may benefit from other local treatments such as cryotherapy, radiofrequency ablation, or arterial embolization. These treatments are generally only given when surgery can’t be done.
There are, however, ongoing clinical trials that are looking at adjuvant treatment for kidney cancer.
Ask your doctor if you are interested in learning more about adjuvant therapies being studied in clinical trials.
A special form of radiation therapy called stereotactic radiosurgery can be very effective in treating single brain metastases.
Surgery or radiation therapy can also be used to help reduce pain or other symptoms of metastases in some other places, such as the bones.
Clinical trials of new treatments are an option as well.