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Kidney cancer Information
Kidney cancer Information

Kidney cancer is a cancer caused by cancerous renal cells. The two most common kidney cancers are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) in renal pelvis, whose names respectively indicate where canceration takes place. Different types of kidney cancers have different pathogenesis, and thus different long-term effects too. Meanwhile, early-stage kidney cancer shows no symptoms and patients need to pay more attention.

Kidney cancer
Kidney cancer symptoms
Kidney cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Poor appetite
  • Loss of weight
  • High fever
  • Excessive sweating
  • Persistent abdominal pain
Kidney cancer risk factors
Kidney cancer risk factors
  • Smoking
  • Regular use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Obesity
  • Genetic disorder
  • Family history of kidney cancer
  • Hepatitis B virus infection
  • Having received treatment on testicular cancer or cervical cancer
  • Renal calculus
Kidney cancer
  • Blood test
  • Urine analysis
  • Biopsy

Surgical excision, electrotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

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