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1. Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is a form of cancer that originates in the kidneys. The two most common types of kidney cancer are renal cell carcinima (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC). Those names reflect the type of cell that the cancer develops on. There are numerous other types of kidney cancers such mesoblastic nephroma, teratoma, and Wilms tumor which usually only occurs in children under the age of five. These other types of kidney cancer are much rarer than renal cell and urothelial cell carcinoma.

In the early stages of kidney cancer the symptoms are rarely apparent at first. The s...

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