Kidney (Renal) Cancer Stories

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. (National Cancer Institute)

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Kevin Reamy

Diagnosis: Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial), Invasive
Cancer details: 5-10% of kidney cancers
1st Symptoms: Blood in urine
Treatment: Nephrectomy (surgical removal of kidney and ureter)
Status: Remission

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Bill Paseman

Diagnosis: Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
Cancer details: < 10% of kidney cancers
1st Symptoms: Kidney stone, lower back pain, sore/stiff leg, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot
Treatment: Nephrectomy (surgical removal of kidney and ureter)
Status: Clear scan 5-years post-treatment