Renal Cell Cancer
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Renal Cell Cancer - The most common type of kidney cancer, renal cell cancer (RCC) forms in the lining of the renal tubules (very small tubes) of the kidney. These tubules filter and clean the blood by removing waste products and producing urine. There are several forms of RCC, which are based mainly on how the cancer cells look under a microscope. Common risk factors for renal cell cancer include smoking and misuse of certain pain medications. RCC occurs most often in men over 55 years of age. Also called renal cell carcinoma.
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