Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer—Patient Version

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Overview

Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children. The main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer, transitional cell cancer, and Wilms tumor. Certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer. Explore the links on this page to learn more about kidney cancer treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials.

Causes & Prevention

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about prevention of kidney cancer.

Screening

NCI does not have PDQ evidence-based information about screening for kidney cancer.

Coping with Cancer

The information in this section is meant to help you cope with the many issues and concerns that occur when you have cancer.

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