Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma
Other Names for this Disease
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renal cell carcinoma (RCC). This type of cancer forms in the cells lining the small tubules in the kidney. These tubules help filter waste from the blood, making urine. Chromophobe RCC accounts for about 5% of all RCC cases, and it is frequently diagnosed between ages 40 and 50. It is typically diagnosed in stage I or stage II, and has an overall better prognosis than other types of RCC. Treatment generally involves surgery.   Chromophobe renal cell carcinoma is a rare subtype of the most common form of kidney cancer called
Last updated: 7/1/2015
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- National Cancer Institute, National Human Genome Research Institute. Chromophobe Renal Cell Carcinoma. The Cancer Genome Atlas. 10/11/2012; http://cancergenome.nih.gov/cancersselected/ChromophobeRenalCellCarcinoma. Accessed 7/1/2015.
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- Stec R, Grala B, Maczewski M, Bodnar L, Szczylik C. Chromophobe renal cell cancer - review of the literature and potential methods of treating metastatic disease. J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Oct 7;28:134.