Cancer is the out-of-control growth of cells in your body. Cells are the tiny building blocks of your body. Cells specialize in what they do. Different organs are made of different kinds of cells. Almost any kind of cell can become cancerous.
Kidneys are the 2 bean-shaped organs that make urine. Kidney cancer is the out-of-control growth of cells in your kidney.
Smokers have a higher chance of getting kidney cancer
Twice as many men than women get kidney cancer
You may have blood in your urine, pain in your side, and a fever
Doctors do surgery to remove all or part of your kidney
Wilms tumor is a type of kidney cancer that happens in children
Doctors often find kidney cancer by chance when they do a test for another health problem.
If you have kidney cancer, doctors will do other tests to see if your cancer has spread.