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Types of Kidney Cancer

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, we diagnose and treat all types of kidney cancer.

Types of kidney cancer include:

  • Renal cell carcinoma: cancer that forms in the lining of very small tubes in the kidney that filter the blood and remove waste products
  • Renal pelvis carcinoma: cancer that forms in the center of the kidney where urine collects
  • Renal sarcoma: an extremely rare type of kidney cancer that begins in the blood vessels or connective tissue of the kidney