Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common type of kidney cancer that accounts for 90% of all cases. Cancerous cells typically develop in the lining of very small filtering tubes in the kidney called tubules. Cancer cells start multiplying and grow out of control forming a tumor in one or both kidneys. Read more: What Is RCC Stand For? Article
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There are several types of kidney cancer, including renal cell cancer (renal adenocarcinoma or hypernephroma), transitional cell carcinoma, and Wilms tumor. Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, an abdominal lump or mass, chronic pain in the side, and tiredness. Treatment of kidney cancer -- which may include surgery, arterial embolization, radiation therapy, biological therapy or chemotherapy -- depends upon the stage of the disease and the patient's overall health.
Is Kidney Cancer Curable?
Kidney cancer is an uncontrolled division of cells (cancer) that begins in the kidney. How curable is a particular cancer depends on its stage, its cell type, and the stage at which it is diagnosed.