Kidney Tumors


    Kidney tumors are unusual growths or masses that form on the kidneys. They may be either cancerous or benign. Many kidney tumors do not produce symptoms, however, if cancer spreads beyond the kidney, symptoms will depend upon the affected organ.

    Our providers


    Robert Blackwell, MD

    Urologist Urology
    302 West Hay Street Suite 200 Decatur, IL 62526

    Bradley Schwartz, DO

    Urologist Urology
    747 N. Rutledge Street 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62702

    Nicole Soper, FNP-BC

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

    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.

    Latest articles

    Dr. Bradley Schwartz

    Vala family, Memorial Health gift $2M to create endowment at SIU

    Local business owners and philanthropists Frank and Linda Vala have established an endowed chair to support research and training in urology at SIU School of Medicine.