Renal cell carcinoma, part 1

Nursing. 2021 Jul 1;51(7):34-40. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000753972.19135.dc.


Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) encompasses a group of malignancies that originate in the epithelium of the renal cortex, most often in the upper pole of the kidney. This article, the first of a three-part series on RCC, addresses the incidence and epidemiology of RCC along with its genetic alterations, risk factors, histologic characteristics, and imaging characteristics.

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / diagnostic imaging
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / epidemiology
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / genetics
  • Carcinoma, Renal Cell* / pathology
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Risk Factors