Kidney Cancer Symptoms and Signs



Kidney cancer may present with any one or more of the following symptoms. Sometimes there may be no symptoms, and sometimes other disease conditions may cause similar symptoms. 

Kidney Cancer Symptoms Infographic

Symptoms may be due to local or distant spread.

Local spread may cause:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Lump in abdomen
  • Abdominal discomfort or pain

Distant spread may cause:

  • Bone pain
  • Headache, vomiting, seizures
  • Jaundice

Most common sites of spread of kidney cancer are adrenal gland, bone, brain, liver and lung. 

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer explained with Video


Video Transcript:

CancerBro, what are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

The most common symptoms of kidney cancer are the passage of blood in the urine, abdominal pain, or abdominal mass.

Sometimes, it may also cause loss of weight and appetite, or excessive fatigue and anemia.

And rarely, a spread of the disease to the other parts of the body, like lungs or bone, may cause a cough, breathlessness and bone pain.

So these were the symptoms of kidney cancer. These factors if kept in mind may help to diagnose the disease at the early stage before it becomes very advanced.

Any one or more of the above symptoms may require further investigations to diagnose and stage the disease and plan the treatment.

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