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Cancer of the Kidney Overview

Another name for Cancer of the Kidney is Renal Cell Carcinoma.

What is renal cell carcinoma?
A person with renal cell carcinoma has abnormal cells in the kidney that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. The cause of renal cell carcinoma is unknown, but genetics may play a role in determining risk. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common form of kidney cancer in adults.

What are the symptoms of renal cell carcinoma?
Symptoms of renal cell carcinoma include abdominal pain, flank pain, back pain, abdominal swelling, blood in the urine, fever, constipation, and weight loss.

How does the doctor treat renal cell carcinoma?
Treatment for renal cell carcinoma includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.

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Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cancer of the Kidney References
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