Kidney cancer forms in the kidney(s), the organs that remove waste from the blood and transport the wastes to the bladder.
Kidney cancer symptoms are not usually present in early stages, in later stages symptoms may include:
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, consult a MemorialCare Physician partner.
You are at a greater risk for kidney cancer if you:
The causes of kidney cancer are unknown. By controlling the risk factors that can be changed, such as not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and normal blood pressure, you can help reduce your risk for kidney cancer. Avoiding exposure to toxic chemicals can also help.
MemorialCare is proud to provide the highest quality, comprehensive cancer care for adults and children of all ages. Our cancer centers are devoted to improving the lives of residents in Los Angeles County and Orange County, California and beyond.
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