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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


renal cell adenocarcinoma  listen  (REE-nul sel A-deh-noh-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 cancer, and renal cell carcinoma.

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