Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), also called renal cell cancer or renal cell adenocarcinoma, is a type of kidney cancer that originates the tubules of the kidneys. Tubules are tiny tubes that help filter blood, getting rid of waste products and produce urine. Abnormal cell growth in the lining of tubules can become cancerous. Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults and are more common in men than women.

Renal cell carcinoma can grow quickly and spreads to other areas of the body, commonly to the lungs. The most common subtypes of renal cell carcinoma are clear cell renal cell carcinoma and non-clear cell renal cell carcinomas.