The most common type of kidney cancer. Learn More - Bristol

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The most common type of kidney cancer. Learn More - Bristol
Renal Cell
Carcinoma
BY THE NUMBERS
Renal cell carcinoma, or RCC, is
the most common type of kidney
cancer. It typically starts in the
lining of small tubes in the kidney.
RCC usually forms as a single
tumor but more than one tumor
may grow in one or both kidneys.
Kidney Cancer Prevalence
ESTIMATED 2012 CASES
Kidney cancer is the 13th most common
cancer worldwide with ~338,000 new
cases diagnosed in 2012.
Less than
50,000
50,000100,000
100,001150,000
EUROPE
115,252 cases
NORTH
AMERICA
63,822
cases
ASIA
123,402 cases
AFRICA
10,033
cases
CENTRAL
AMERICA
4,492
cases
SOUTH
AMERICA
15,661
cases
OCEANIA
4,168 cases
Subtypes of RCC
Clear cell RCC: 75%
9 of 10
Papillary RCC: 10%
Chromophobe
RCC: 5%
kidney cancers are RCC.
There are several subtypes
of RCC, including:
Other Rare and
Unclassified Subtypes: 10%
Family history
Smoking
Risk factors
While the cause of
RCC is unknown, several
risk factors exist which
may increase a person’s
likelihood of developing
the disease
Obesity
High blood
pressure
Asbestos exposure
Signs and Symptoms of RCC
Early-stage RCC is not typically associated with any
signs or symptoms. However, patients with larger tumors
might experience some of the following:
• Blood in the urine
• Weight loss not
caused by dieting
• Tiredness
• A mass lump
• Low red blood
and/or pain on the • Fever that is not
cell counts
side or lower back
caused by an
infection and does
• Loss of appetite
not go away
While research is ongoing, there are many resources available to help patients with RCC
learn more about the disease and find clinical trials, including:
For more information, please visit
ImmunoOncologyNow.com
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