Diagnosing Kidney Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • Our state-of-the-art technology allows us to make precise diagnoses.
  • We offer rapid intraoperative evaluations during surgery, which allows our surgeons to make informed decisions during the operation.
  • Our physicians have specialized training that allows them to suggest the best treatment plans possible.

Kidney, or renal, cancer can occur in one or both kidneys. It strikes men more often than women, and is rarely found in people younger than 45 years old, says Adebowale Adeniran, MD, associate professor of pathology and director of cytopathology at Yale School of Medicine Medicine. About 14,200 men and women in the United States die from the disease each year. Pathological findings play an important role in diagnosing and identifying the most effective treatments for all kinds of renal cancer. Yale Medicine’s Department of Pathology offers expertise in this area.