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What are symptoms of kidney cancer?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Dr. Sean Williamson
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood in urine

In brief: Blood in urine

Or abdominal pain.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Donato
Dr. Robert Donato
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