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    How kidney Ca management strategies compare


    When comparing partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, ablative therapies, and active surveillance through a large registry, cancer-specific survival was comparable in all groups when adjusting for age and comorbidities. Overall survival was worse in the active surveillance group, but this was likely attributable to older age and worse health status at baseline. Radical nephrectomy resulted in significantly worse kidney function in patients with a small renal mass.


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