Kidney cancer originates in the kidneys, 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.
7500 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed, and 1950 Canadians are expected to die, of kidney cancer in 2020. (Canadian Cancer Statistics, 2020)