Renal cell cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in tubules of the kidney. Renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney. There are 2 kidneys, one on each side of the backbone, above the waist. The tiny tubules in the kidneys filter and clean the blood, taking out waste products and making urine. The urine passes from each kidney into the bladder through a long tube called a ureter. The bladder stores the urine until it is passed from the body.

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Kidney Cancer Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Kidney cancer rarely causes signs or symptoms in its early stages. In the later stages, the most common sign of both renal cell and transitional cell cancers is blood in the urine (hematuria). You may...
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Causes
... Your kidneys are part of a complex system (urinary system) that removes waste and excess fluid from your blood, controls the production of red blood cells and regulates your blood pressure. Inside eac...
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Kidney Cancer Prevention

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Prevention
... Currently, no proven methods exist to prevent kidney cancer. But the following steps may reduce your risk and help you stay healthy: Quit smoking. Smokers are twice as likely to develop kidney cancer ...
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Kidney Cancer Treatment

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Treatment
... Together, you and your treatment team — which may include a surgeon, a doctor who specializes in disorders of the urinary organs (urologist), a cancer specialist (oncologist) and an oncologist w...
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Self-care
... Eating well, managing stress and exercising are ways to promote your overall health and cope with any form of cancer. Eating well Good nutrition is especially important for people undergoing cancer tr...
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Kidney Cancer Support

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Coping skills
... Even if you care for yourself well, you might feel overwhelmed or helpless at times. But you don''t have to deal with cancer alone. The support of friends and family plays a crucial role in surviving ...
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Kidney Cancer Other

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Advancements in the Treatment of Urological Diseases
... Urology: A historical perspectiveIn the late 19th century, medical specialists were considered "quacks." Reputable physicians were "generalists" who possessed a broad range of medi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Renal Cell Cancer
... What is renal cell cancer? Renal cell cancer (also called cancer of the kidney or renal adenocarcinoma) is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in certain tissues of the kidney. Rena...
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