Metastatic Renal cell Carcinoma

Renal cell carcinoma, also called kidney cancer, occurs when cancer cells form in the tubules of the kidney. Renal cell carcinoma becomes metastatic renal cell carcinoma when it spreads beyond your kidney to your lymph system, bones, or other organs. Tubules are tiny tubes in your kidney that help filter waste products from your blood in order to make urine. Smoking, hypertension, obesity, and hepatitis C all increase the risk of renal cell carcinoma. Renal cell carcinoma becomes metastatic renal cell carcinoma when it spreads beyond your kidney to your lymph system, bones, or other organs.