Kidney cancer

The kidneys are two fist sized organs located on either side of the body, just underneath the ribcage. Their main role is to filter out waste products and excess water from the blood, producing urine (wee).

Kidney cancer typically affects people in their 60s and 70s and may be found incidentally when investigating other conditions and are therefore often in the early stages and so easily managed.  Symptoms of kidney cancer include haematuria, pain or a mass (bulge) in the abdomen.

If you are diagnosed with a lump in the kidney we will need to investigate you with a number of tests and then be able to discuss with you the different treatment modalities available to you.

We will first need to check if the cancer is localised to the kidney or if it has spread anywhere else this is done using a CT scan and may also necessitate a bone scan if the tumour is very large.

Contact us

  • Secretary to Mr Crundwell - 01392 402498
  • Secretary to Mr Mark Stott - 01392 402539
  • Secretary to Mr Dutton - 01392 406277
  • Secretary to Mr Moody - 01392 406277
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists - 01392 402747

Where to find us

Eastern services

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Department of Urology (Level 2, Area G)

Meet the team

  • Mr Malcolm Crundwell - Consultant Urological Surgeon
  • Mr Thomas Dutton - Consultant Urological Surgeon
  • Mr Mark Stott - Consultant Urological Surgeon
  • Mr Martin Moody - Visiting Consultant surgeon (NDDH)
  • Mrs Moira Anderson - Clinical Nurse Specialist

Services and treatments

You can find out more about treatment for kidney cancer by visiting the NHS website:

  • Surveillance
  • Microwave ablation
  • Partial nephrectomy - Robotic or Open
  • Radical nephrectomy - Laparoscopic or Open

Last updated: November 15, 2022.