What are the tests for renal cell cancer?

CT scan w. contrast. (iv contrast). Renal ultrasound will also demonstrate kidney tumors but not nearly the detail of ultrasound. Ultimate test is microscopic pathalogical examination of tumor after it has been removed. Good luck.

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What's renal cell cancer?

Kidney cancer. This is the generic term for kidney cancer. Clear cell cancer is the most common type. Read more...
Kidney malignancy. Renal cell cancer is a primary malignancy of the kidney . It may have a clear cell appearance on pathology. A nephrectomy is the primary choice of therapy. Renal cell cancer may show up in the lung as a lung mass. Read more...

What are the symptoms of renal cell cancer?

Hematuria,pain,mass. This cancer presents with a classic triad of hematuria, flank pain, and a flank mass, but in only about 10-20% of patients. The most common individual symptoms are hematuria (40%), flank pain (40%), palpable mass (33%), and weight loss (33%). Symptoms like erythrocytosis (3%), hypercalcemia (5%), and non-metastatic hepatic dysfunction (15%) can also occur. Read more...
Symptom kidneyCA. The majority of kidney cancers are silent...With no symptoms, and maybe found on a cat scan for something else. Kidney cancer can cause blood in the urine and flank or side pain but these cases are often more advanced. Sometimes patients will even present with the symptoms of cancer having spread to bones or other distant sites. Read more...

What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

Depends. It depends on the extend of disease. Patients with kidney cancer can present with a range of symptoms; unfortunately, many patients are without symptoms until the disease is advanced.Clinical manifestation may include- blood in the urine, weakness, low grade fever, decreased apetite, abdominal /pelvic discomfort , weight loss etc. Read more...
It varies. Renal cell carcinoma (rcc) unfortunately is usually asymptomatic until it's advanced stage. If it causes symptoms, it may present as blood in the urine, flank pain. If it spreads to other organs, it can cause problems in those areas including bone pain, shortness or breath, fatigue. Not uncommonly, rcc is picked up incidentally on ct scan of the abdomen but there is no role for ct screening. Read more...

My daughter was diagnosed with renal cell cancer. Is this likely to be a big problem for her?

Surgery. If the tumor has not spread surgery is curative most of time, the stage of tumor defines the survival. Read more...
It depends. Renal cell carcinoma is curable if it's early stage and confined to the kidney and treated with surgery. If it has spreaded beyond the kidney, there are chemotherapy treatments available to help to control the disease that have spreaded. Read more...
Age. If you are only 39 years old, then your daughter must be quite young. There are some unique types of renal cell cancers that preferentially occur in young patients. If not already determined, an expert pathology review may be helpful to decide if the tumor is one of these unique types. Also, wilms tumor or nephroblastoma is another tumor that occurs in young children. Read more...

Mother of my baby has renal cell cancer. What does this mean for future?

Kidney cancer. Renal cell carcinoma usually requires treatments such as a nephrectomy (removal of the kidney) and chemotherapy. There may be a slight increased risk in a family member having cancer of the kidneys afterwards, but it is not very big. Read more...
Need more info. Depends to the extent she has the cancer. If it was limited to the kidney and she had a nephrectomy then she has the possiblity of cure indefinitely, that depends on how extensive it involved the kidney. Sometimes these cancers even early stage can recur unexpectedly years later. If more advanced then outlook can be much more concerning. Talk with the urologist and oncologist. Read more...

Is renal cell carcinoma stage 4 an aggressive cancer?

Stage 4 . Stage 4 renal cell carcinoma usually means that the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage, the cancer is consider very aggressive. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. Read more...
Agree with Dr. T. Aggressive is a subjective term. The fact that the cancer is at stage 4 it is a very serious issue. Read more...