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Collecting duct carcinoma


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

Collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) is a rare and aggressive form of renal cell carcinoma that begins in the collecting duct of the kidney. Many people with early CDC have no signs or symptoms of the condition. When present, symptoms may include flank pain, unexplained weight loss and/or hematuria (blood in the urine). Although it can affect people of all ages, CDC tends to occur in younger patients. The exact underlying cause of CDC is unknown; however, it usually occurs sporadically in people with no family history of the condition.[1] The best treatment options for CDC depend on many factors including the stage of the cancer, but may include surgery and/or chemotherapy.[2][3]
Last updated: 7/6/2015

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. Zhao RN, Nie LH, Gong R, Wang JZ, Wazir R, Liu LR, Song TR, Wei Q. Active targeted therapy for metastatic collecting duct carcinoma of the kidney: a case report and review of the literature. Int Urol Nephrol. 2013 Aug;45(4):1017-21. August 2013; 45(4):1017-1021.
  3. Toni K Choueiri, MD; Sumanta K Pal, MD. The treatment approach to non-clear cell renal carcinoma. UpToDate. June 2015; Accessed 7/6/2015.
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Basic Information

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