Home > Cancer > Partial Kidney Removal For Cancer Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Oct 18, 2008 by MBlute, Views: 2002 The treatment of Kidney Cancer is commonly a nephrectomy, or removal of the entire kidney. Dr. Michael Blute reviews the use of partial kidney removal for the treatment of kidney cancer. In some people who you take the entire kidney, there will be loss of kidney function. The benefit of partial kidney removal is to preserve kidney function in those patients. An early sign of Kidney cancer can be blood in the urine.