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Kidney cancer (0)

A renal tumor is a swelling or lesion in the kidney that occurs due to abnormal cell growth. There are several types of renal tumors, which may be benign or malignant. If the tumor is benign, it is not cancerous and does not metastasize, or spread, into other tissues and does not grow in an uncontrolled manner. If the tumor is malignant, it becomes progressively worse through abnormal growth and spreading to other tissues via blood, lymph, or direct invasion.The two most common types of kidney cancer, reflecting their location within the kidney, are renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) of the renal pelvis.The distinction between these two types (RCC and UCC) is important because their prognosis, staging, and management, i.e. treatment (e.g. surgery, chemotherapy etc.), is different.