Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
Symptoms of Kidney Cancer: Introduction
In the early stage of kidney cancer, there are often no symptoms. Kidney tumors can become very large before causing symptoms. When symptoms do occur, the most common one is blood in the urine (hematuria). There is generally no pain during urination.
Other common symptoms include mass or lump in the abdomen and back pain or flank pain. Less common symptoms include weight loss, fatigue, anemia, and fever.
Complications of kidney cancer can create additional symptoms. Complications can include kidney failure and spread the tumor into major veins, such as the renal vein and the inferior vena cava. Complications also include blood clots and metastasis of the kidney cancer into surrounding tissues and into the lymph nodes and other organs, such as the lungs, liver, bones and brain....more about Kidney Cancer »
Symptoms of Kidney Cancer
The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources
for Kidney Cancer includes the 50
symptoms listed below:
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Wrongly Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer?
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Kidney Cancer:
In its early stages, kidney cancer usually causes no
obvious signs or troublesome symptoms. However, as a kidney
tumor grows, symptoms may occur. These may include:
Blood in the urine. Blood may be present one day and not
the next. In some cases, a person can actually see the
blood, or traces of it may be found in urinalysis ,
a lab test often performed as part of a regular medical
A lump or mass in the kidney area.
Other less common symptoms may include:
High blood pressure or a lower than normal number of red
cells in the blood (anemia )
may also signal a kidney tumor; however, these symptoms occur
less often. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer: NCI)
Kidney Cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Kidney Cancer, it is also important to consider Kidney Cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Kidney Cancer may cause:
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The symptom information on this page
attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Kidney Cancer.
This signs and symptoms information for Kidney Cancer has been gathered from various sources,
may not be fully accurate,
and may not be the full list of Kidney Cancer signs or Kidney Cancer symptoms.
Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Kidney Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient.
Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they
are indeed Kidney Cancer symptoms.