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Kidney CancerNewly Diagnosed

The Four Stages of Renal Cell (Kidney) Carcinoma

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Kidney cross-section.
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Cancer cells.
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Kidney cancer may be localized, regional, or metastatic


Doctor showing kidney diagram on a tablet.
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How kidney cancer begins


Doctor discussing treatment with a patient.
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Understanding the 'TNM' staging system


Diagram of kidneys and bladder.
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Understanding stage 0, before cancer has spread


Kidney tissue.
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Treating carcinoma 'in situ'


Surgical team operating on a patient.
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Treating early stage kidney cancer


Model of a kidney and an adrenal gland.
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Treating stage 2 kidney cancer


Cancer tumor spreading.
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Treating stage 3 kidney cancer


Doctor showing a patient a chest x-ray.
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What is metastatic kidney cancer?


Doctor explaining diagnosis to a patient.
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Treating metastatic kidney cancer


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Rachel Zohn is a mom, a wife, and a freelance writer who is striving to find the best way to juggle it all and maintain a sense of humor. She is a former newspaper reporter with a deep interest in writing about all things related to health, wellness and the human body. She enjoys writing about various health topics, including skin conditions such as eczema, different types of cancer and seasonal allergies.