Early kidney cancer doesn’t reveal itself with symptoms.
“Most cases are small lesions picked up incidentally through an exam or imaging done for other reasons,” says Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD, Urologist and Assistant Professor, Departments of Urology and Immunology.
Most often, these signs do not mean cancer, however patients with the following symptoms should see a doctor for further examination:
- Blood in the urine, even microscopic
- Persistent pain in the side
- A lump in the side of the abdomen
- Weight loss
- Feeling very tired or a general feeling of being unwell