renal cell carcinoma

Definition / meaning of renal cell carcinoma

The most common type of kidney cancer. It begins in the lining of the renal tubules in the kidney. The renal tubules filter the blood and produce urine. Also called hypernephroma, renal cell adenocarcinoma, and renal cell cancer.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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