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Are there different kinds of kidney cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Yes

The two major types of kidney cancers are: (a) arising from renal tubules, renal cell carcinoma, is the more common of the two, (b) tumors arising from the pelvic epithelium, transitional cell carcinomas.

In brief: Yes

The two major types of kidney cancers are: (a) arising from renal tubules, renal cell carcinoma, is the more common of the two, (b) tumors arising from the pelvic epithelium, transitional cell carcinomas.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Yes

Cancers of kidney tubular cells are called renal cell carcinomas (rccs).
Of these, the most common type is clear cell rcc. Less common types of rcc include papillary rcc and chromophobe rcc. Chromophobe is usually a less aggressive type. Apart from rcc, cancers of the ureter or renal pelvis are called urothelial carcinomas. In children, the most common type is wilms tumor aka nephroblastoma.

In brief: Yes

Cancers of kidney tubular cells are called renal cell carcinomas (rccs).
Of these, the most common type is clear cell rcc. Less common types of rcc include papillary rcc and chromophobe rcc. Chromophobe is usually a less aggressive type. Apart from rcc, cancers of the ureter or renal pelvis are called urothelial carcinomas. In children, the most common type is wilms tumor aka nephroblastoma.
Dr. Sean Williamson
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The most common type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma.
There are several rarer types.

In brief: Yes

The most common type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma.
There are several rarer types.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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