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Types of Kidney Cancer

Dr. Babaiah M
17 Sep 2018
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There are 5 types of Kidney Cancer. This includes Renal Cell Carcinoma, Urothelial Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Wills Tumor and Lymphoma.

Kidney cancers are classified into: Renal cell carcinoma:

This is the most common type of kidney cancer. It affects the proximal renal tubules. It counts for 85% of the kidney cancer cells.

Urothelial carcinoma:

This type comprises of 10%-15% of the kidney cancer cases. It affects renal pelvis (part of kidney where urine collects before it proceeds to kidney).


This rare type kidney cancer develops in the soft tissue of kidney.

Wills Tumor:

This is the most common type of kidney cancer in children.


This type of kidney cancer has got the ability to affect and enlarge both the kidneys. It is associated with lymph nodes present in the other parts of the body like neck, chest as well as abdomen.

Dr. Babaiah M

About the Author

Radiation Oncologist
Dr. M. Babaiah is a Radiation Oncologist practicing at American Oncology Institute in Lingampally, Hyderabad. Dr. M. Babaiah has completed his MBBS from Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool in the year 1975. Further, he completed MD in Radiotherapy from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in the year 1981. Dr. Babaiah has been awarded 'Nargis Dutt Foundation Award' in 1992 and Vaidya Shiromani Award in the year 1997. Later, he received 'Pioneer in Oncology Award' in 2009 and 'Rayalaseema Ratna Award' in the year 2011. In 2012, he was awarded the Ugadi Puraskaram Award by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has taken his training programs at Royal Marsden Medical Hospital in London and Booth Memorial Medical Center in New York. Dr. M. Babaiah has an experience of about a decade in this sphere. Dr. M. Babaiah is currently practicing at American Oncology Institute which is a Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Hyderabad. American Oncology Institute has also started a social initiative with the name "Cancer Aid Foundation". Book your FREE appointment with Dr. M. Babaiah at
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