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What symptoms does someone with renal cell cancer have?

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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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