There are several types of KIDNEY cancers and several types of kidney cancer cells. What kind do yo

Devastated Wife
Devastated Wife Member Posts: 52 Member
edited April 2018 in Kidney Cancer #1

There are several types of kidney cancer:

  • Renal cell carcinoma
  • Urothelial carcinoma (also called transitional cell carcinoma)  <---- what my husband had
  • Sarcoma
  • Wilms tumor
  • Lymphoma

Types of kidney cancer cells:

  • Clear cell
  • Papillary <---- what my husband had
  • Sarcomatoid features
  • Angiomyolipoma
  • Medullary/collecting duct
  • Chromophobe
  • Oncocytoma



What is/was yours? 


Anyone else out there with transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) also called urothelial carcinoma (UCC) in the kidney?

It's the 2nd most common type of kidney cancer.  This type of cancer can happen in the bladder, ureter, urethra or kidney. It's the most common type of bladder cancer. 





  • Devastated Wife
    Devastated Wife Member Posts: 52 Member
  • icemantoo
    icemantoo Member Posts: 3,360 Member

    I had by far the most common. RCC Clear Cell



  • Tapman63
    Tapman63 Member Posts: 137
    Clear Cell RCC

    3.4 x 3.3 cm.  I was lucky and it was caught early.



  • rhominator
    rhominator Member Posts: 233

    Clear Cell mRCC (metastasized)

  • JoeyZ
    JoeyZ Member Posts: 210
    Papillary Non-Clear Cell

    Papillary Non-Clear Cell metastatic Renal Cell carcinoma, Type II. (Spread to lymph nodes & possibly liver.)

    12 cm.

    I was so happy to get that mess out of me 6.5 weeks ago! I got the rare type, most aggressive type, they told me. Foot in Mouth

    But maybe they got it all. Had a huge thrombus that should've actually done me in, but I got lucky!! 

    They didn't catch this early. I had no symptoms until it became a monster. That part is scary! 

    I have 16 1/2" of cuts, an upside down Y. Can't wait for that to heal. Coming along nicely. I'm just getting impatient.

    Trying to behave and take my 60 mg Cabometyx every day. 

    Wishing you all well.

  • Steph85
    Steph85 Member Posts: 166
    I got lucky

    I had clear cell RCC. My surgeon's PA said I had the best type. Lucky me I guess haha! 


  • Hoss79
    Hoss79 Member Posts: 78
    I had clear cell RCC.
    I had clear cell RCC.
  • stub1969
    stub1969 Member Posts: 954 Member
    I'm a Chomie

    I'm one of the odd ones with chromophobe RCC



  • APny
    APny Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    RCC, clear cell for me also.

    RCC, clear cell for me also.

  • klj15
    klj15 Member Posts: 38
    Chromophobe RCC for me too

    Chromophobe RCC for me too

  • daisybud
    daisybud Member Posts: 531 Member
    Clear cell


  • kidneystoneblessing
    kidneystoneblessing Member Posts: 26 Member
    Predominantly clear cell translocation type

    Mine was a hybrid clear cell papillary, but had a TFE3 fusion deeming it translocation type.  Stage 3 with focal fat invasion 4x3.5x3cm tumor. Lymph nodes clean. 

  • Mighty Frog
    Mighty Frog Member Posts: 152 Member

    Mine are the most common one Clear Cell RCC 

  • Manufred
    Manufred Member Posts: 241
    Me Too

    Clear cell RCC.

  • schmadj18
    schmadj18 Member Posts: 2
    Clear Cell


    Clear Cell

  • penitent
    penitent Member Posts: 79

    My SIL, John, has RCC with 60% sarcomatoid features which makes it very aggressive.

  • Devastated Wife
    Devastated Wife Member Posts: 52 Member
    edited April 2018 #18
    Thanks, everyone.

    Thanks again everyone.  I read each and every comment -- probably more than once.

    I appreciate all the responses.

  • Glidergal365
    Glidergal365 Member Posts: 93

    Papillary RCC Type 2


  • Nanaof10
    Nanaof10 Member Posts: 57 Member
    Mine is

    Bi-Lateral Clear cell RCC (both kidneys) Waiting for surgery on my left. Surgery was Jan 24th on my right.

  • Max57
    Max57 Member Posts: 175 Member
    RCC Clear

    RCC Clear Cell