What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer

April 1, 2015 6:44 PM

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What Everyone Should Know About Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 61,500 people in the United States will learn they have kidney cancer this year, and about 14,000 Americans will die from it. What do you know about this significant disease? In honor of Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, below I share important information about kidney cancer, its signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options.

Kidney cancer originates in the kidney, a complex, fist-sized organ. We have two kidneys, located in the middle of our back. Among several roles, their most important is filtering toxins and excess water from the blood, a process that produces urine. The most common type of kidney cancer is called r...

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