Kidney Cancer Directory
There are many different types of kidney cancer. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how kidney cancer develops, what the symptoms are, how to treat it, and much more.
Pheochromocytoma is a rare type of tumor that arises from certain cells known as chromaffin cells,which produce hormones necessary for the body to function properly. Most pheochromocytomas originate in one of the two adrenal glands located above the kidneys in the back of the upper abdomen. Most chromaffin cells are found in the adrenal gland's inner layer,which is known as the adrenal ...
Wilms' tumor is the most common form of kidney cancer in children,accounting for 6 to 8 percent of all childhood cancers. About 500 new cases are diagnosed in the USA per year. The exact cause is not known,although it is thought that in 10-15% of affected individuals,one or more mutated genes create a predisposition to Wilms' tumor. Typically,this disease first appears when the affected ...
Renal Cell Carcinoma
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Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI]-Treatment Options for Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for you.Localized Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and UreterTreatment of localized transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter may include the following:Surgery (nephroureterectomy or segmental resection of ureter).A clinical trial of fulguration.A clinical trial of laser surgery.A clinical trial of segmental resection of the renal pelvis.A clinical trial of regional chemotherapy.A clinical trial of regional biologic therapy.Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with localized transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of