November 11, 2010 at 02:43 PM in Kidney diseases

Is Kidney Disease and Kidney Cancer the same thing?

Is Kidney Disease and Kidney Cancer the same thing?

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Dr. Allen R. Nissenson, MD, FACP replied:


No. Kidney disease is a medical condition of the kidneys caused by diabetes, high blood pressure, inflammation, or certain inherited problems. Kidney cancer is a form of malignant tumor of the kidney.

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