Patient Stories

At Henry Ford, our patients motivate us to continue providing high-class, compassionate and personalized care. Each patient is unique in their journey through kidney cancer, and by using techniques like our minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedure and nanoknife procedure, we help patients get back to their lives. Here are some of their stories:

Floride's story

A week after a robotic nephrectomy at Henry Ford Hospital, Floride was back on her feet, signing in church and serving the Deaf community.

Joe's story

When Joe learned he had a small, potentially cancerous tumor on his left kidney, he traveled 450 miles from the Upper Peninsula for surgery. Now Henry Ford offers a telemedicine program for patients in the U.P. and beyond.

Michelle W's story

Aggressive and expert care didn’t just help Michelle beat cancer once, it also caught and helped defeat a second bout with cancer.

Clyde's story

To remove a tumor on his left kidney, Clyde chose to undergo the first nanoknife procedure for a kidney tumor in Michigan. This option eliminated the need for a high risk, traditional procedure.

Michelle M's story

Michelle ignored the signs something wasn’t right with her body — and that was when she was diagnosed with kidney cancer and a blood-clotting disorder. Now, she urges people to follow their instincts and see a doctor if something doesn’t feel right.

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