Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal Cell Carcinoma - Renal Cell Carcinoma The most common...

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    Renal Cell Carcinoma Renal Cell Carcinoma Copyright, 2004 © Debi Foli The most common type of kidney cancer is Renal Cell Cancer, also called Renal Adenocarcinoma or Hypernephroma.
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7/17/04 Debi Foli - Bio 316 Biology of Cancer The Kidneys The Kidneys The kidneys are a pair of  organs on either side of the  spine in the lower abdoman.  Each kidney is about the size  of a fist. Attached to the top  of each kidney is an adrenal  gland. A mass of fatty tissue  and an outer layer of fibrous  tissue (Gerota’s fascia)  enclose the kidneys and  adrenal glands. 
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7/17/04 Debi Foli - Bio 316 Biology of Cancer Smoking:  Cigarette smokers are twice as likely as nonsmokers to develop  kidney cancer.  Obesity:  People who are obese have an increased risk of kidney cancer.  High blood pressure:  Increases the risk of kidney cancer.  Long-term Dialysis:  Being on dialysis for many years is a risk factor for  kidney cancer.  Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome:   VHL is a rare disease that runs in some  families. An abnormal VHL gene increases the risk of kidney cancer.  Occupation:  Coke oven workers in the iron and steel industry are at risk.  Workers exposed to asbestos or cadmiumalso may be at risk. 
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