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Signs and Symptoms

Some people with kidney cancer don’t have symptoms, or any known risk factors, and often kidney tumors are found accidentally when a test (like a CT scan or MRI) is done for another reason. This can catch people by surprise - especially if they don't feel sick.

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

  • Blood in urine (may make look rusty or darker red)
  • Pain in your side that doesn’t go away
  • A lump or mass in your side or abdomen
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Fatigue

Many conditions and health problems share these symptoms, such as infection or a kidney cyst. If you are experiencing these symptoms, consult your doctor.

The good news is the survival rate for patients with kidney cancer ranges from 79% to 100%. When diagnosed and treated at an early stage, kidney cancer can be cured.

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