Kidney cancer also called renal cancer is a disease in which kidney cells become malignant cancerous and grow out of control forming a tumor almost all kidney cancers first appear in the . Kidney cancer can develop in adults and children the main types of kidney cancer are renal cell cancer transitional cell cancer and wilms tumor certain inherited conditions increase the risk of kidney cancer explore the links on this page to learn more about kidney cancer treatment statistics research and clinical trials. Kidney cancer is staged by measuring the size of the tumor the location of the cancer cells either confined to the kidney locally spread or widespread beyond the fibrous tissue surrounding the kidney stages i through iv. These signs and symptoms can be caused by kidney cancer or another type of cancer but more often they are caused by other benign diseases for example blood in the urine is most often caused by a bladder or urinary tract infection or a kidney stone. Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys your kidneys are two bean shaped organs each about the size of your fist theyre located behind your abdominal organs with one kidney on each side of your spine in adults renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer about 90 percent of
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