Kidney Cancer

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The kidneys are two reddish-brown, bean-shaped organs located just above the waist, one on each side of the spine. They are part of the urinary system. Their main function is to filter blood and produce urine to rid the body of waste. As blood flows through the kidneys, they remove waste products and unneeded water. The resulting liquid, urine, collects in the middle of each kidney in an area called the renal pelvis. Urine drains from each kidney through a long tube, the ureter, into the bladder, where it is stored. Urine leaves the body through another tube, called the urethra. The kidneys also produce substances that help control blood pressure and regulate the formation of red blood cells.

Kidney Cancer
Several types of cancer can develop in the kidney. The information here will discuss renal cell cancer, the most common form of kidney cancer in adults.
Transitional cellcancer (carcinoma), which affects the renal pelvis, is a less common form of kidney cancer. It is similar to cancer that occurs in the bladder and is often treated like bladder cancer. Wilms’ tumour, the most common type of childhood kidney cancer, is different from kidney cancer in adults.

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