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Kidney cancer

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Introduction
Kidney cancer is the eighth most common cancer in adults in the UK. About 9,300 people are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year.
Symptoms of kidney cancer
Most cases of kidney cancer do not cause any symptoms in the early stages.
Causes and risk factors
The exact cause of kidney cancer is unknown, although there are risk factors that can increase the chances of the condition developing.
Diagnosing kidney cancer
In many cases, kidney cancer is diagnosed after routine check ups and scans, as the condition does not always have obvious symptoms.
Treating kidney cancer
People with cancer should be cared for by a team of specialists who work together to provide the best treatment and care, this is known as a multidisciplinary team (MDT).
Preventing kidney cancer
As the causes of kidney cancer are not fully understood, it is not possible to completely prevent it.
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