Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer

General Information About Renal Cell Cancer

KEY POINTS

  • Renal cell cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in tubules of the kidney.
  • Smoking and misuse of certain pain medicines can affect the risk of renal cell cancer.
  • Signs of renal cell cancer include blood in the urine and a lump in the abdomen.
  • Tests that examine the abdomen and kidneys are used to diagnose renal cell cancer.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.


General Information About Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter

KEY POINTS

  • Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the renal pelvis and ureter.
  • A personal history of bladder cancer and smoking can affect the risk of transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter.
  • Signs and symptoms of transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter include blood in the urine and back pain.
  • Tests that examine the abdomen and kidneys are used to diagnose transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.


General Information About Wilms Tumor and Other Childhood Kidney Tumors

KEY POINTS

  • Childhood kidney tumors are diseases in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the kidney.
  • There are many types of childhood kidney tumors.
    • Wilms Tumor
    • Renal Cell Cancer (RCC)
    • Rhabdoid Tumor of the Kidney
    • Clear Cell Sarcoma of the Kidney
    • Congenital Mesoblastic Nephroma
    • Ewing Sarcoma of the Kidney
    • Primary Renal Myoepithelial Carcinoma
    • Cystic Partially Differentiated Nephroblastoma
    • Multilocular Cystic Nephroma
    • Primary Renal Synovial Sarcoma
    • Anaplastic Sarcoma of the Kidney
  • Nephroblastomatosis is not cancer but may become Wilms tumor.
  • Having certain genetic syndromes or other conditions can increase the risk of Wilms tumor.
  • Tests are used to screen for Wilms tumor.
  • Having certain conditions may increase the risk of renal cell cancer.
  • Treatment for Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors may include genetic counseling.
  • Signs of Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors include a lump in the abdomen and blood in the urine.
  • Tests that examine the kidney and the blood are used to diagnose Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

 

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