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What are the warning signs of renal cell carcinoma?

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Renal cell carcinoma doesn’t usually cause any symptoms. As the disease gets more serious, you might have warning signs like:

  • A lump on your side, belly, or lower back
  • Blood in your urine
  • Low back pain on one side
  • Losing weight for no clear reason
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Fever
  • Feeling tired
  • Not enough red blood cells (anemia)
  • Night sweats
  • High levels of calcium in your blood
  • High blood pressure

From: Renal Cell Carcinoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) - Renal Cell Carcinoma."

Medscape: "Renal Cell Carcinoma."

The Merck Manual: "Renal Cell Carcinoma."

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer," "Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)," "Renal Cell Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Kidney Cancer (Adult) - Renal Cell Carcinoma."

Medscape: "Renal Cell Carcinoma."

The Merck Manual: "Renal Cell Carcinoma."

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Renal Cell Cancer," "Renal Cell Cancer Treatment (PDQ®)," "Renal Cell Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on January 21, 2018

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