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What are the different types of kidney cancer?
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: Quite a few
2 most common kidney cancers in adults are renal cell, tumor of the functioning cells of kidney & transitional cell cancer, tumor of kidney lining.
Children get wilm's tumors, which can even be congenital. Then there are sarcomatous cancers rare liposarcomas & leomyosarcomas, also neuroblastomas can arise in kidney. Cancers elsewhere in body can metastacise to kidney and present as kidney cancer.

In brief: Quite a few
2 most common kidney cancers in adults are renal cell, tumor of the functioning cells of kidney & transitional cell cancer, tumor of kidney lining.
Children get wilm's tumors, which can even be congenital. Then there are sarcomatous cancers rare liposarcomas & leomyosarcomas, also neuroblastomas can arise in kidney. Cancers elsewhere in body can metastacise to kidney and present as kidney cancer.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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In brief: 2 types
There are 2 types of kidney cancer.
One is cancer of the kidney itself (parenchymal tumors) called renal cell carcinoma. The other is cancer of the inner part of the kidney that is the lining where urine flows through and is called transitional cell carcinoma. Both are treated with surgery but the surgical approach and chemotherapy used is much different depending on type of cancer present.

In brief: 2 types
There are 2 types of kidney cancer.
One is cancer of the kidney itself (parenchymal tumors) called renal cell carcinoma. The other is cancer of the inner part of the kidney that is the lining where urine flows through and is called transitional cell carcinoma. Both are treated with surgery but the surgical approach and chemotherapy used is much different depending on type of cancer present.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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