What are the kidneys?
The kidneys are a pair of bean shaped organs which filter impurities, excess water, and waste from the blood. This waste is then excreted from our bodies through urine. The kidneys are located beneath the ribs, behind your abdominal organs, one on each side of the spine.
What is kidney cancer?
Kidney cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the kidney. Malignant cells multiply and can form a tumor. More than one tumor can develop within one or both kidneys, although generally only a single tumor develops.