The body has two kidneys, which help clean the blood to remove waste and make urine, and to make hormones that control blood pressure and create red blood cells inside bone marrow. While there are 3 types of kidney cancer, renal cell cancer is the most common in adults. Wilms tumors are seen most in children and transitional cell cancer will originate in the renal pelvis and ureter in adults. Most kidney cancers are discovered before they spread to other organs.
Symptoms can include blood in the urine, loss of appetite, side pain that doesn’t go away, weight loss, lump in side or abdomen, or swelling in the legs or ankles. Smoking and using pain medicine for long durations of time can increase the risk of kidney cancer, as can certain hereditary disorders.
For more information about kidney cancer, contact a helpful member of the Causenta team.
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