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Renal Cell Cancer

Glossary

renal cell cancer

The most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules in the kidney. The renal tubules filter the blood and produce urine. Also called hypernephroma, renal cell adenocarcinoma, and renal cell carcinoma.

Last updated: 2014-08-11

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)