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A 55-year-old female asked:

What is chromophobe renal cancer?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Chromophobe renal ca: It is a subtype of renal cell carcinoma.These are relatively rare 3-5% of all all kidney cancers.
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
An unusual type: This is a rare type of kidney cancer. It is usually found at an early stage and has a better prognosis generally than other kidney cancers.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Pathology 13 years experience
Chromophobe: Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma makes up a small percentage of kidney cancers (about 5%). It is named that -"chromo" = color or stain and "phobe" = fear of, because typically it has a characteristic appearance under the microscope of cells that are pale-staining with the dyes used in pathology. The prognosis is often considered better than other types of renal cell carcinoma.

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A 55-year-old female asked:

How is chromophobe renal cancer different from others?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Many ways: The prognosis is better than for a common kidney cancer, their pattern of immunostaining is very different, they tend to spread to liver rather than where other kidney cancers usually go, and there is even a genetic mutation that can make them common in one family.

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