Renal Cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) represents 2-3% of all cancers. Learn more about this disease, its diagnosis and treatments.

2-3% of all cancers

Many renal masses remain asymptomatic

Surgery

is the first treatment option

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Date of preparation January 2018 / ALL-UK-000455