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What are the tests for kidney cancer?

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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: Imaging

The vast majority of kidney cancers are found by imaging (ct scan or mri) either in symptomatic patients (flank pain, blood in urine, etc.
) or fortuitously while investigating an unrelated problem.

In brief: Imaging

The vast majority of kidney cancers are found by imaging (ct scan or mri) either in symptomatic patients (flank pain, blood in urine, etc.
) or fortuitously while investigating an unrelated problem.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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3 doctors agree

In brief: CT scan

The best test for diagnosing kidney cancer is a ct scan of the kidneys with and without IV contrast.
Mri and/or kidney ultrasound are also helpful studies. Urinalysis is also helpful.

In brief: CT scan

The best test for diagnosing kidney cancer is a ct scan of the kidneys with and without IV contrast.
Mri and/or kidney ultrasound are also helpful studies. Urinalysis is also helpful.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Urinalysis/US

The most typical tests to determine if a patient has a kidney malignancy are a simple urinalysis, which determines if there is blood in the urine, and an ultrasound, which can provide a nice picture of the architecture of the kidneys.
Renal cell cancer usually presents with gross, painless hematuria.

In brief: Urinalysis/US

The most typical tests to determine if a patient has a kidney malignancy are a simple urinalysis, which determines if there is blood in the urine, and an ultrasound, which can provide a nice picture of the architecture of the kidneys.
Renal cell cancer usually presents with gross, painless hematuria.
Dr. James Cunnar
Dr. James Cunnar
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Dr. Eric Umbreit
Most kidney cancer presents incidentally on imaging for other reasons. Blood in the urine usually correlates to locally advanced cancer.
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