Kidney cancer begins in the kidneys. Renal is the Latin word for kidney, and kidney cancer may also be referred to as renal cancer.
Kidney cancer is uncommon in people younger than 45, with most cases found between ages 55 and 84. It is almost twice as common in men as women.
Half of all people with kidney cancer have blood in their urine, which can be found from a urinalysis. This test is usually done as part of an overall, general medical exam.
Your treatment will depend on the type of kidney cancer you have and the size and location of the tumor. Talk with your doctor about the treatment options and the best plan for you.
Find out about the potential side effects during cancer treatment. Your health care team will work to ease any side effects that you experience.