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Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

Is blood in the urine a symptom of advanced kidney cancer?

It can be: Blood in the urine can be due to a number of issues - both benign and malignant. Kidney cancer - both localized and advanced may lbe casues of hematuria. If you do have blood in the urine, it needs to be evaluated by a urologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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38 yr male, good shape, avid runner.Traces of blood in urine.Dad diagnosed with kidney cancer at 40. Dr ordered ultrasound. Would this show cancer?

38 yr male, good shape, avid runner.Traces of blood in urine.Dad diagnosed with kidney cancer at 40. Dr ordered ultrasound. Would this show cancer?

Not necessarily: Traces of blood in urine can result from many reasons, running and exercise is amongst few of the benign reasons, however it can be an early sign of cancer as well. A thorough investigation is mandatory for anyone with strong family history. One should consult the PCP right away and ideally should be evaluated by a Urologist. A kidney ultrasound is one of the many tests needed. ...Read more

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Can a person have advanced kidney cancer without having blood in the urine?

Can a person have advanced kidney cancer without having blood in the urine?

Yes: Blood in the urine aka hematuria is only seen in 1/3rd of the cases of renal cell carcinoma. Most patients have no symptoms from renal cell carcinoma until it becomes very advanced and invades blood supply of the kidney. ...Read more

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Dark brown blood in urine. Dr thinks it is cancer. Bladder+kidneys are good and blood work is normal. No pain. Fatigue. What cancer can it be?

Dark brown blood in urine. Dr thinks it is cancer. Bladder+kidneys are good and blood work is normal. No pain. Fatigue. What cancer can it be?

Blood in urine: It is abnormal to have blood in urine. If it cannot be accounted for you need to look at the kidneys and then have the bladder scoped. You are screening for a cancer. If you have this done and cleared by urologist then you have an unexplained blood in urine ...Read more

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Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Always had trace blood in urine. Had UTI 6 days ago follow up urine still has large amounts of blood. Blood work good no kidney pain. Bladder cancer?

Micro hematuria: Microhematuria in a 34 year-old female who has never smoked is not very likely to be due to bladder cancer. Bladder cancer is not really genetic in nature. Despite that, you should have a hematuria workup which would include imaging of your kidneys as well as a cystoscopy and a variety of possible urine studies. ...Read more

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Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Is blood in urine a sign of bladder cancer?

Not necessarily : Hematuria can be caused by tumors, infection, foreign bodies (i.E bladder stones), trauma (including procedures) to name a few. It should be evaluated with a good history/physical exam, cystoscopy and an imaging study (usually a ct scan). Urine culture with sensitivity (before cysto) and urine cytology. Depending on findings other tests or procedures may be indicated. ...Read more

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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


Dr. Sean Williamson
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Hypernephroma (Definition)

Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin ...Read more