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What tests are done to diagnose renal cell carcinoma?

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  • From there, he’ll do some tests that could include: Urine tests
  • Blood tests
  • Tests to see how well your liver is working
  • Ultrasound, which uses sound waves to make a picture of the organs inside your body
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan, a test that uses a powerful X-ray to make detailed pictures inside your body
  • Nephrectomy, when doctors remove part of one of your kidneys, or sometimes the whole kidney, to check it for renal cell carcinoma. You’ll have this test if your doctor has already spotted a tumor, but doesn’t know if it’s 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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