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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)
Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Urothelial), Invasive
Name: Kevin ReamyCancer details: 5-10% of kidney cancers1st Symptoms: Blood in urineTreatment: Nephrectomy (surgical removal of kidney and ureter)• Status: Remission
Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma
Name: Bill PasemanCancer details: < 10% of kidney cancers1st Symptoms: Kidney stone, lower back pain, sore/stiff leg, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clotTreatment: Nephrectomy (surgical removal of kidney and ureter)• Status: Clear scan 5-years post-treatment