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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



renal cell carcinoma  listen  (REE-nul sel KAR-sih-NOH-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 hypernephroma, renal cell adenocarcinoma, and renal cell cancer.

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