kidney cancer

Cancer that forms in tissues of the kidneys. Kidney cancer includes renal cell carcinoma (cancer that forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products) and renal pelvis carcinoma (cancer that forms in the center of the kidney where urine collects). It also includes Wilms’ tumor, which is a type of kidney cancer that usually develops in children under the age of 5.

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  • Kidney cancer — Classification and external resources Micrograph showing the most common type of kidney cancer (clear cell renal cell carcinoma). H E stain …   Wikipedia

  • kidney cancer — malignant disease of the kidneys …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Kidney Cancer Assoc. — Founded in 1990 by Eugene P. Shonfeld, Ph.D., the Kidney Cancer Assoc. (KCA) is a nonprofit organization focused on uniting patients, family members, researchers, and physicians in an effort to eradicate kidney cancer. It works on research… …   Wikipedia

  • stage III kidney cancer — Cancer is found in either (1) the kidney and in 1 nearby lymph node; or (2) an adrenal gland or in the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney, and may be found in 1 nearby lymph node; or (3) the main blood vessels of the kidney and may be found… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage IV kidney cancer — Cancer has spread (1) beyond the layer of fatty tissue around the kidney and may be found in 1 nearby lymph node; or (2) to 2 or more nearby lymph nodes; or (3) to other organs, such as the bowel, pancreas, or lungs, and may be found in nearby… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage I kidney cancer — The tumor is 7 centimeters or smaller and is found in the kidney only. Also called stage I renal cell cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • stage II kidney cancer — The tumor is larger than 7 centimeters and is found in the kidney only. Also called stage II renal cell cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • kidney failure — A condition in which the kidneys stop working and are not able to remove waste and extra water from the blood or keep body chemicals in balance. Acute or severe kidney failure happens suddenly (for example, after an injury) and may be treated and …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • cancer of the adrenal cortex — A rare cancer that forms in the outer layer of tissue of the adrenal gland (a small organ on top of each kidney that makes steroid hormones, adrenaline, and noradrenaline to control heart rate, blood pressure, and other body functions). Also… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Cancer, kidney — Malignancy of the kidney, the organ that is primarily responsible for the removal of metabolic products from the body. The types of kidney cancer in adults and children are different and distinct: {{}}Adults Kidney cancer tends to occur after age …   Medical dictionary


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