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Clear cell renal carcinoma


  • clear cell carcinoma of kidney
  • kidney cancer, clear cell carcinoma
  • renal clear cell adenocarcinoma
  • renal clear cell carcinoma


The most common type of renal cell carcinoma, characterized by a loss of genetic material of the short arm of chromosome 3. The most common symptom at the time of diagnosis is hematuria. The tumor has a golden-yellow color because of the abundance of intracytoplasmic lipid. This is a clinically aggressive type of renal cell carcinoma. -- 2003

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 1, 2016