Renal Cell Carcinoma accounts for 2% to 3% of all malignant diseases in adults. It is the seventh most common cancer in men and the ninth most common in women. In the United States, there are approximately 65,000 new cases each year and about 13,500 deaths from RCC annually. The incidence of RCC in the US has increased over time. Risk factors include smoking, higher BMI, elevated blood pressure and a family history of RCC. Renal cancers have been called “the internist’s tumor” and are among the great mimics in medicine because …read more …

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