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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Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial), Invasive

Name: Kevin Reamy
Cancer details: 5-10% of kidney cancers
1st Symptoms: Blood in urine
Treatment: Nephrectomy (surgical removal of kidney and ureter)

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Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma

Name: Bill Paseman
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)