Renal cell carcinoma generally occurs in adults and is a type of cancer, in which the tumor starts growing in the lining of the tiny tubules that are present in the kidney. Although this fatal condition has no particular cause known to medical science, certain risk factors are dialysis treatment, a family history of this type of cancer, high levels of BP, smoking, polycystic kidney disease and Von Hippel-Lindau disease. Some of the symptoms are swelling and pain in the abdominal region, back pain, blood in urine, flank pain, and loss of weight. A surgery for the partial or total removal of the affected kidney is generally opted for.
HOW IS RENAL CELL CARCINOMA DIAGNOSED?
Renal cell carcinoma is common among men between 50-70 years.