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What questions will my doctor ask me if I have symptoms of renal cell carcinoma?

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Your doctor will want to find out more about your symptoms of renal cell carcinoma to figure out what’s going on. First, he’ll give you a physical exam and ask you questions like:

  • When did you first notice a problem?
  • Have you been having any pain? Where?
  • Does anything make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Has anyone in your family had von Hippel-Lindau disease? What about kidney cancer?

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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