Kidney Cancer

    Overview

    Kidney cancer typically first appears in the lining of tiny tubes of the kidneys. The exact causes of this disease are not known, but contributing factors include smoking, obesity, and high blood pressure. It is more prevalent in males and African-Americans. Symptoms include blood in the urine, a lump in the abdominal region, loss of appetite, or unexplained weight loss.

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Edem Agamah, MD

    Oncologist Cancer Care, Internal Medicine
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic B Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Robert Blackwell, MD

    Urologist Urology
    Provider

    Dodie Gazda, ANP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic B Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Allyson Snyder, DNP, NP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Urology
    302 West Hay Street Suite 200 Decatur, IL 62526
    Provider

    Nicole Soper, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Urology
    Provider

    Megan Strohm, NP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Internal Medicine, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702

    Why SIU

    Continually learning

    With a focus on continual improvement, our doctors take the time to research, study and innovate to provide the latest treatments for our patients.

    Patient-first experience

    Our care ranges from primary care physicians to specialists and sub-specialists who have advanced training. We're here for you when you need us.

    Breakthrough technology

    Continually teaching the next generation of doctors, our physicians use the latest developments in procedures and technologies for our patients.