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Kidney Cancer

Most cases of kidney cancer are found when a person has a scan for a reason unrelated to their kidneys, such as stomach or back pain. Fortunately, most cases of kidney cancer are found early, when a cure is possible, according to Keith Kowalczyk, M.D., a urologist at Medstar Georgetown in Washington, D.C. “Up to 80 percent of cases are found when someone has an MRI, CT or ultrasound for some...

Kidney Cancer

Cancer is when cells in the body grow out of control. These cells can form a tumor or damaged tissue. If cancer cells grow in the kidney, it is called kidney cancer. More Parts of the kidneyImage © 2016 Fairman Studios, LLC. The most common kidney cancer in adults is renal cell carcinoma. It forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney. Cancers found in the center of the kid...

Understanding Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is cancer that forms in the kidneys. The kidneys are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are about the size of a small fist and sit on each side of the spine, above the waist. Their primary job is to clean the blood and produce urine to rid the body of waste. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women; however, a person's lifet...

Kidney Cancer Infographic

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Kidney Cancer Poster

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Symptoms

Kidney tumors may not hurt or show any signs. Sometimes a growth in the kidney can cause: Blood in the urine Pain in the side, abdomen or back that doesn’t go away A lump in your abdomen Loss of appetite and weight loss for no known reason Anemia and fatigue If cancer spreads (metastasizes) beyond the kidney, symptoms depend upon where it spreads. Short breath or coughing-up blood may occu...

Kidney Cancer in Children

Kidney (renal) tumors are very rare in children. Still, the three most common renal tumors found in children are: Wilms' tumor (about 6 to 7 of every 100 childhood cancers in the U.S.) Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma (mostly found during the first 3 months of life) Renal Cell Cancer in the renal tubules (mostly found in older children) Fortunately, renal tumors found in children are often very t...

Kidney Cancer - Diagnosing and Treating

A concise review of kidney cancer, including a review of kidney function and treatment.

Combination Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer

A graphic description of combination immunotherapy for renal cell carcinoma to include risks and benefits.

Combination Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer

Summary of combination immunotherapy for renal cell carcinoma including treatment, adverse reactions and questions to ask the health care team.

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