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Collecting duct carcinoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • CDC
  • Collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney
  • Renal collecting duct carcinoma
  • Bellini’s duct carcinoma
  • BDC
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Overview

Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer that begins in the collecting duct of the kidney.[1] Many people with CDC have no signs or symptoms until the cancer is at an advanced stage.[2] Symptoms may include flank pain, unexplained weight loss, or blood in the urine. Although it can affect people of all ages, CDC tends to occur in younger patients.[1] The exact cause of CDC is unknown. It usually occurs in people with no family history of the condition.[1] Treatment options for CDC may include surgery and/or chemotherapy.[2]
Last updated: 3/28/2016

References

  1. Michael B Atkins, MD; Toni K Choueiri, MD. Epidemiology, pathology, and pathogenesis of renal cell carcinoma. UpToDate. March 2015; Accessed 7/6/2015.
  2. Dason S, Allard C, Sheridan-Jonah A, Gill J, Jamshaid H, Aziz T, Kajal B, Kapoor A. Management of renal collecting duct carcinoma: a systematic review and the McMaster experience. Current Oncology. June 2013; 20(3):e223-32. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3671029.
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Basic Information

  • The Kidney Cancer Association offers additional information on Collecting duct carcinoma. Please click on the link to access this resource.

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Other Names for this Disease
  • CDC
  • Collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney
  • Renal collecting duct carcinoma
  • Bellini’s duct carcinoma
  • BDC
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.