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Tag: Renal Cell Carcinoma

Immunotherapy is a broad category of anti-cancer therapies that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells. The immune system — made up largely of the lymph nodes — rids the body of viruses, bacteria or fungi, while white blood cells such as T cells fight infection and cancer. Immunotherapy has been part of […]

The most common type of cancer in the kidneys is renal cell carcinoma which starts in the area of the kidney where urine is created. Kidneys are part of the urinary tract system. The function of the kidneys is to filter waste from the blood and make urine which is then passed into the bladder […]

There are two major kinds of kidney cancer: Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) and Urothelial Cell Carcinoma (UCC). The recommended treatment for kidney cancer will deal with both kinds of cells, but RCC is the better-known type of kidney cancer. In fact, RCC is responsible for about 80 percent of all kidney cancers. UCC covers most […]