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Does kidney cancer usually cause many symptoms?

It 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 , etc. Read more...
No. This kind of cancer is typically found by chance, unless you start bleeding from it. Typically the urine will be coca cola colored. Read more...

What are symptoms of kidney cancer?

Classic Triad. In the past the classic signs of kidney cancer were pain, blood in the urine and a mass that could be felt in the belly. That would be a late presentation of disease. Nowadays the most common sign is blood in the urine without pain or mass. A number of tumors are found on ct incidentally. Luckily when masses are found that early they are treatable with surgery or ablation with freezing. Read more...
X-ray. In the past, most kidney cancers were detected at a high stage or late stage (the cancer has grown large and invaded other structures) and therefore the signs were a large mass that can be felt, hematuria, or side/back pain. However today many kidney cancers are being detected at an early stage (small and limited to the kidney) because patients have x-rays (ct scan) for other reasons. Read more...

What are symptoms of a child with kidney cancer?

The common. Scenario is mom or dad bathing the baby and feeling a mass in the belly. The findings are of a growing mass over time, not the kidney not working. Sometimes the mass is large enough to cause poor feeding and vomiting. Read more...

What symptoms usually go along with kidney cancer?

Several. Many kidney cancers these days are found on cat scans that have been done for other reasons than looking for kidney cancer. Symptoms can include weight loss, flank pain, blood in the urine, fatigue. If detected in early stages, kidney cancer is highly curable with removal of the affected kidney, or sometimes, removal of part of the kidney. Read more...
Variable. 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. Surgery is the best treatment if can be done. Read more...
Usually none... The classic triad of abdominal pain, hematuria, and palpable mass are very rarely seen these days. Most cases of kidney cancer are incidentally found during imaging for other issues. Read more...

Can someone tell me the early symptoms of a kidney cancer?

Blood in urine. There are no good early symptoms, other than small quantities of blood in urine that may require microscopic examination of urine. Other symptoms may be flank discomfort, ruddiness of coomplexion, weakness and renal colic if there are blood cloots due to frank bleeding. Read more...
Usually none. Early kidney cancer is usually asymptomatic and in this day an age it is found incidentally. Over 30 years ago the usual presentation was abdominal mass with flank pain and blood in the urine known as the classic triad. This is only seen now rarely and places of low socioeconomic status and lack of healthcare access (even in usa). Read more...

What symptoms would a person have if they have kidney cancer?

Often none. A long time ago, kidney cancer was often diagnosed by flank pain, abdominal fullness, and blood in the urine. However, people rarely had all 3 symptoms. Nowadays, most people are diagnosed incidentally, when they are getting a ct scan for something else. Read more...
Gross hematuria. Or visible blood in urine, but this is a late symptom unfortunately. Most curable kidney cancers are found incidentally when an imaging study, such as ultrasound, ct, or mri, is done for an unrelated condition. Read more...

What are the symptoms you would get in a case of kidney cancer?

Depend on stage. In majority cases-in early stage-usually there are no significant symptoms. In more advanced disease-patiemts start to become more symptomatic especially when the cancer starts to spread to distant organ. Symptom may include- flank/abdominal pain, weight loss, anemia, blood in the urine, fever, fatigue/malaise, etc. Read more...
See list. Flank pain. Hematuria. Flank mass. Weight loss. Occasionally symptoms of metastatic disease (bone pain). In rare cases unusual syndromes mimicking other medical conditions can be the presenting symptom. These are called "paraneoplastic syndromes". Most kidney cancers in the modern era are detected incidentally or have few if any of the above symptoms. Read more...

If my kidney hurts and symptoms are a lot like kidney cancer, should I get checked out?

See below. It is unlikely that a person can localize pain to the kidney. It would have helped if you had listed the symptoms, as early kidney cancer may not have any. If you must, discuss it with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...