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Can a person have an advanced kidney cancer without having blood show up in the urine?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Blood in the urine is not always present in people with kidney cancer.

In brief: Yes
Blood in the urine is not always present in people with kidney cancer.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Absolutely
Some kidney cancers can grow to a very large size without producing blood in the urine.
Other cancers involving the kidney produce blood in the urine at a relatively small size. It depends on the type of cancer, the location of the cancer and the parts of the kidney that are involved by the cancer.

In brief: Absolutely
Some kidney cancers can grow to a very large size without producing blood in the urine.
Other cancers involving the kidney produce blood in the urine at a relatively small size. It depends on the type of cancer, the location of the cancer and the parts of the kidney that are involved by the cancer.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Possible
It is uncommon, however, if the tumor does not affect the collecting system it may grow without producing obvious blood in urine.

In brief: Possible
It is uncommon, however, if the tumor does not affect the collecting system it may grow without producing obvious blood in urine.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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