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.
Understanding Kidney Cancer
Learn more from WebMD about kidney cancer, including types, diagnosis, stages, treatment, and risk factors.
Renal Cell Carcinoma: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
The causes, symptoms, and treatment of renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer.
Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Health Professional Information [NCI]-General Information About Transitional Cell Cancer of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter
Transitional cell carcinoma of the renal pelvis, accounting for only 7% of all kidney tumors, and transitional cell cancer of the ureter, accounting for only 1 of every 25 upper tract tumors, are curable in more than 90% of patients if they are superficial and confined to the renal pelvis or ureter. Patients with deeply invasive tumors that are still confined to the renal pelvis or ureter have a 10% to 15% likelihood of cure. Patients with tumors with penetration through the urothelial wall or with distant metastases usually cannot be cured with currently available forms of treatment. The major prognostic factor at the time of diagnosis of upper tract transitional cell cancer is the depth of infiltration into or through the uroepithelial wall. However, even if ureteroscopy and pyeloscopy are successfully implemented, accurate assessment of depth of invasion is difficult. Therefore, total excision of the ureter with a bladder cuff, renal pelvis, and kidney is recommended in an attempt
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 ...