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Urology Research - Kidney Cancer

Most kidney masses (or tumors) are discovered incidentally - meaning that they are found by chance during radiologic studies obtained for an unrelated medical condition.

Most solid kidney masses (or tumors) are cancerous, but fortunately, many can be cured with surgery. The most common type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma. Each year in the United States, approximately 30,000 new cases of renal cell carcinoma are identified. A second type of kidney cancer is transitional cell cancer. This type of cancer is very similar to bladder cancer and can involve the kidney or the ureters, the tubes that empty the kidney and drain urine to the bladder. These cancers are relatively rare, affecting approximately 4,000 people in the United States each year. There are other tumors that can affect the kidney. There are other tumors that can affect the kidney, these are managed a variety of ways including surgery, non-surgical minimally invasive procedures such as embolization (blocking the blood supply to the tumor), and medical treatments.....READ MORE

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