Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer Treated at Karmanos

Treatment of Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer

Renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer or renal cell adenocarcinoma) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney. Risk factors for kidney (renal cell) cancer include:

  • Smoking
  • Misusing certain pain medication, including over-the-counter pain medicines, for a long time
  • Being overweight
  • Having high blood pressure
  • Having a family history of renal cell cancer
  • Having certain genetic conditions

Signs of kidney (renal cell) cancer include:

  • Blood in the urine
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • A pain in the side that doesn't go away
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Anemia

Treatment of kidney (renal cell) cancer can include chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, targeted therapy and clinical trials.

Information from The National Cancer Institute

Includes information about kidney (renal cell) cancer, causes, risk factors, diagnosis and treatment.

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