Kidney (renal cell cancer) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in tubules of the kidney. Renal cell cancer, also known as renal cell carcinoma, is by far the most common type of kidney cancer. Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor. Certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer. Other kidney cancer types include clear cell renal carcinoma, papillary renal cell carcinoma, and chromophobe renal cell carcinoma. Signs of renal cancer can include blood in the urine, a lump in the abdomen, pain in the side that doesn’t go away, loss of appetite, weight loss for no known reason, and anemia.

Who treats kidney cancer?

Urologists, radiation oncologists, and medical oncologists

Treatment options:

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Chemotherapy

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Source: National Cancer Institute

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