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How is Immunotherapy Changing the Outlook for Patients with Kidney Cancer?

Reviewed by: Elke Jäger, M.D.

Kidney cancer—also called renal cell cancer—is more common in men than in women, and most frequently occurs in people over the age of 55. The kidneys, located on each side of the body toward the back of the abdominal cavity, filter blood, clear waste, and make urine. A person can live with only one functioning kidney.



About 9 out of every 10 kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas—cancers that form in the lining of the tubules inside the kidney. About 7 out of 10 people with renal cell carcinoma have a subtype called clear cell carcinoma.

In its early stages, kidney cancer typically has no symptoms. As a tumor grows, symptoms may include blood in the urine, pain or a lump in the lower back or abdomen, fatigue, weight loss, and swelling in the ankles or legs. Often a tumor will be discovered when a patient has a CT scan or ultrasound for another reason.........READ MORE



*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient. Consult a health care professional about your treatment options.


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