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  • By producing urine, kidneys remove toxic by-products and excess fluids from the body, which helps maintain a critical balance of salt, potassium, and acid. (stvhs.com)
  • Cancer can form in the small tubes inside the kidney, which are used for filtering blood, and in the center of the kidney where urine collects. (stvhs.com)
  • Kidneys filter blood, and the waste is carried in the urine, which is produced by microscopic tubules. (mdanderson.org)
  • Kidney cancer is a disease involving the abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the kidneys, a pair of organs that removes waste products from the bloodstream and excretes them as urine. (cityofhope.org)
  • Tubules are tiny tubes in the kidneys that help filter waste products from the blood in order to make urine. (healthline.com)
  • One of the first symptoms of kidney cancer is the appearance of blood in the urine. (healthline.com)
  • Among the first symptoms of kidney cancer is blood in the urine. (healthline.com)
  • Signs of Wilms tumor and other childhood kidney tumors include a lump in the abdomen and blood in the urine. (cancer.gov)
  • Urine is made in the renal tubules and collects in the renal pelvis of each kidney. (cancer.gov)
  • The kidneys are two organs that filter waste products from the blood and form urine, as well as secrete vital hormones for proper body functioning. (thirdage.com)
  • The main job of the kidneys is to filter the blood coming in via the renal arteries to remove excess water, salt, and waste products-which collectively become urine. (thirdage.com)
  • Kidneys are small, crescent-shaped organs that filter blood and remove waste products from the body via urine. (uc.edu)
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  • The kidneys are two small organs located behind the abdomen, on each side of the spine. (stvhs.com)
  • Our kidneys-each the size of a fist-are a pair of bean-shaped organs that are attached to the upper back part of the abdominal wall-one on either side of the spine. (thirdage.com)
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  • For more information on kidney and urologic diseases, visit www.netwellness.org , a collaborative health-information Web site staffed by Ohio physicians, nurses and allied health professionals. (uc.edu)