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If kidney cancer runs in my family, what kind of screening do I need?

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: None

There are no accepted screening tools for kidney cancer.
If you have a strong family history, you could get a baseline renal ultrasound done.

In brief: None

There are no accepted screening tools for kidney cancer.
If you have a strong family history, you could get a baseline renal ultrasound done.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Barry Kahn
Pathology
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In brief: Possibly genetics

Although there is no direct blood screening test for kidney cancer, some kidney cancers have an inheritable genetic basis.
It may be worthwhile having a geneticist look at your family tree and the types of kidney cancers that have afflicted your family to see if further genetic testing is appropriate.

In brief: Possibly genetics

Although there is no direct blood screening test for kidney cancer, some kidney cancers have an inheritable genetic basis.
It may be worthwhile having a geneticist look at your family tree and the types of kidney cancers that have afflicted your family to see if further genetic testing is appropriate.
Dr. Barry Kahn
Dr. Barry Kahn
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