What is the prevalence of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and how is it characterized?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies and 90-95% of neoplasms arising from the kidney. This disease is characterized by a lack of early warning signs, diverse clinical manifestations (see Presentation), and resistance to radiation and chemotherapy. [2, 3, 4]


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