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11. PTC: Cancer Types: Kidney

Page title (background color coded to the topic category) : PTC Cancer Types: Kidney

Introductory message text: (example) An estimated 50% of the population older than 50 years harbors at least one renal mass. Although many such masses are benign, the possibility of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) must not be overlooked. Learn more about how to evaluate these masses and to determine when and what type of follow-up is necessary.

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Renal Cell Carcinoma ›
RCC may remain clinically occult for most of its course. The classic triad—flank pain, hematuria, and flank mass—is uncommon (10% of cases) and indicates advanced disease. In many cases (25-35%), patients are asymptomatic, and RCCs are incidental findings on imaging. How can you most efficiently identify these lesions in their early stages and thereby improve the odds of cure?

Renal Cell Carcinoma Imaging ›
Various diagnostic imaging modalities can be used in the workup of patients with suspected RCC. Do you know which one is the method of choice in most cases and which modalities are most suitable when the method of choice is not appropriate?

Pathology of Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma ›
Clear cell RCC is the most common histologic variant of this cancer. Are you aware of the gross and microscopic findings that distinguish clear cell RCC from other variants, and are you familiar with the appropriate staging criteria? 

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Resources related to this topic for further and deeper information/learning related to this topic

AICR: One-Quarter of Kidney Cancer Cases Linked to Overweight, Obesity - http://www.aicr.org/cancer-research-update/2015/09_16/cru_Quarter-of-Kidney-Cancer-Cases-Linked-to-Overweight-Obesity.html

Renal Cell Carcinoma: Recognition and Follow-up

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