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Kidney Cancer Symptoms (Renal Cell)

What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

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Updated July 09, 2009

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

There are many variations of kidney cancer. The most commonly diagnosed type of kidney cancer is renal cell carcinoma. It accounts for more than 85% of kidney cancer diagnosis'.

The most commonly experienced kidney cancer symptoms (renal cell carcinoma) are:

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Unexplained, rapid weightloss

  • Leg and ankle swelling

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

  • Fever

  • Presence of blood in urine (seen either by the eye, or microscopically)

  • Pain in side or lower back

  • Mass or lump in the abdomen


Keep in mind that these symptoms are also the signs for many other illnesses. Please see a health care professional if you are experiencing anything abnormal for further diagnosis.
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