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Are kidney cancer cells different from breast cancer cells and lung cancer cells?

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Dr. Chung-Han Lee
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Quite Different

These 3 different cancers are actually quite different.
Under the microscope they look different, and the types of mutations they have are also different. As a result, the way the different cancers are treated are also different. Generally speaking for kidney cancer they would use targeted therapies or immunotherapies instead of chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

In brief: Quite Different

These 3 different cancers are actually quite different.
Under the microscope they look different, and the types of mutations they have are also different. As a result, the way the different cancers are treated are also different. Generally speaking for kidney cancer they would use targeted therapies or immunotherapies instead of chemotherapy or hormone therapy.
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

All three can be classified as adenocarcinoma, but each has characteristics which let them be identified by the organ of origin.

In brief: Yes

All three can be classified as adenocarcinoma, but each has characteristics which let them be identified by the organ of origin.
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