Roughly 80% of kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas (RCC). The most common subtype is clear cell, which makes up about 80% of RCCs. Papillary and chromophobe types are much less common but have a very good prognosis and low risk of metastasis. Occasionally other primary cancers, such as lung or breast, may metastasize (spread) to the kidneys.
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What are the different kinds of kidney cancer?
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How are heart and kidney disease similar?
National Kidney Foundation answeredDiseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) cause damage to both the heart and kidneys. So if you have heart disease, then it is likely that you have kidney disease and vice versa. Many people don’t experience severe symptoms until their kidney or heart disease is quite advanced, but there are some warning signs
What kinds of doctors treat kidney problems in babies?
National Kidney Foundation answeredPediatric urologists are surgeons specially trained in the care of children's urinary and genital tracts. Pediatric nephrologists also care for kidney and urinary tract problems in children, but do not do surgery. Both pediatric urologists and nephrologists are familiar with the diseases of the urinary tract and know how to manage these problems after birth. In addition, these specialists may be able to provide helpful information to your obstetrician
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