Kidney Cancer is Cancer that originates in the kidneys. Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They’re located behind your abdominal organs, with one kidney on each side of your spine.
In adults, the most common type of Kidney Cancer is Renal Cell Carcinoma. Also known as hypernephroma, grawitz tumor or renal adenocarcinoma.
As of June 2017, there has been an estimated 6,600 new cases of Kidney Cancer and an estimated 1,900 Kidney Cancer deaths in Canada (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2017).