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Quiz: Introduction to Kidney & Ureter Cancer

  1. Kidney and ureter cancer occurs most often in people between the ages of 20 and 50, and affects men almost twice as often as women.
  2. Kidney and ureter cancer seldom causes problems in its early stages.
  3. According to the National Cancer Institute, the highest incidence of kidney and ureter cancer occurs in Asian countries such as Thailand, China, and the Philippines.
  4. Transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) are the most common (85%) type of kidney and ureter cancer in adults.
  5. Transitional cell carcinomas (TCC) do not arise in the kidney itself, but in the renal pelvis, the point where the kidney joins the tube that carries urine from the kidney to the bladder (ureter).
  6. Wilms tumor, named after the German surgeon Dr. Carl Max Wilhelm Wilms, is the commonest form of renal cancer in children.
  7. Wilms tumor is curable in the majority of affected children.
  8. Smokers are four times as likely to develop transitional kidney and ureter cancer as non-smokers.
  9. People using analgesic phenacetin for a prolonged time are at risk of developing kidney and ureter cancer.
  10. Urinary sysmptoms, such as burning, frequency, urgency, pelvic discomfort after voiding, could be signs of kidney and ureter cancer.