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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



hypernephroma  listen  (HY-per-neh-FROH-muh)

  The most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules in the kidney. The renal tubules filter the blood and produce urine. Also called renal cell adenocarcinoma, renal cell cancer, and renal cell carcinoma.

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