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Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE ancer of the kidneys, also known as renal cancer, is often curable when detected early. However, some patients may not be diagnosed until the tumor is large or has metastasized (spread to other organs) and becomes difficult to treat. Most kidney Ccancers are renal cell carcinomas. In children, the most common type of kidney cancer is called Wilms tumor. This Patient Page is based on one published in the July 7, 2004, issue of JAMA. RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY CANCER � Kidney cancers most commonly occur in adults older than 50 years. � Men are twice as likely as women to have kidney cancers. Tumor � Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing kidney cancer. Kidney � Obesity has been linked to as much as 20% of kidney cancers. � Von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dube´ syndrome, hereditary Renal artery papillary renal cell carcinoma, hereditary leiomyomatosis,and renal cell cancer syndrome are some genetic conditions associated with kidney cancer. Renal vein SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS VENA In many cases, the diagnosis of kidney cancer is made in the absence of symptoms, C AVA during testing for unrelated medical conditions. In some patients, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Kidney Cancer

Abstract

CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE ancer of the kidneys, also known as renal cancer, is often curable when detected early. However, some patients may not be diagnosed until the tumor is large or has metastasized (spread to other organs) and becomes difficult to treat. Most kidney Ccancers are renal cell carcinomas. In children, the most common type of kidney cancer is called Wilms tumor. This Patient Page is based on one published in the July 7, 2004,...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2011 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2011.867
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21750304
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Abstract

CANCER The Journal of the American Medical Association JAMA PATIENT PAGE ancer of the kidneys, also known as renal cancer, is often curable when detected early. However, some patients may not be diagnosed until the tumor is large or has metastasized (spread to other organs) and becomes difficult to treat. Most kidney Ccancers are renal cell carcinomas. In children, the most common type of kidney cancer is called Wilms tumor. This Patient Page is based on one published in the July 7, 2004, issue of JAMA. RISK FACTORS FOR KIDNEY CANCER � Kidney cancers most commonly occur in adults older than 50 years. � Men are twice as likely as women to have kidney cancers. Tumor � Cigarette smoking increases the risk of developing kidney cancer. Kidney � Obesity has been linked to as much as 20% of kidney cancers. � Von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dube´ syndrome, hereditary Renal artery papillary renal cell carcinoma, hereditary leiomyomatosis,and renal cell cancer syndrome are some genetic conditions associated with kidney cancer. Renal vein SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS VENA In many cases, the diagnosis of kidney cancer is made in the absence of symptoms, C AVA during testing for unrelated medical conditions. In some patients,

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Published: Jul 13, 2011

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