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What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

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In many cases, people may have no early symptoms of kidney cancer. As the tumor grows larger, you may have one or more of these symptoms:

  • Blood in your urine
  • A lump in your side or abdomen
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain in your side that doesn't go away
  • Weight loss that occurs for no known reason
  • Fever that lasts for weeks and isn't caused by a cold or other infection
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Swelling in your ankles or legs

From: Understanding Kidney Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer," "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer." American Urological Association: "Kidney Cancer." Society of Interventional Radiologists: "Interventional Radiology Treatments for Kidney Cancer."



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

SOURCES: American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma." National Cancer Institute: "What You Need To Know About Kidney Cancer," "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer." American Urological Association: "Kidney Cancer." Society of Interventional Radiologists: "Interventional Radiology Treatments for Kidney Cancer."



Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 14, 2019

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