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Kidney Cancer

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Kidney cancer is also called renal cancer. It is one of the ten most common cancers in both men and women.


Learn About Kidney Cancer

Whether you’re worried about developing kidney cancer, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Kidney Cancer.

Kidney Cancer Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of kidney cancer and what you might be able to do to lower your risk.

Kidney Cancer Treatment and Support

If you are facing kidney cancer, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from kidney cancer. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

Get Involved

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with kidney cancer.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing kidney cancer?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Kidney Cancer in the News

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Read about the latest developments in kidney cancer.

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