What are the common symptoms of kidney cancer? 

As kidney cancer advances, signs and symptoms become more apparent and patients may experience: 
 
  • Hematuria, blood in the urine which may appear pink, red or cola colored
  • A lump or mass in the kidney area or abdomen 
  • Unrelieved pain in the side
  • Fatigue or extreme tiredness
  • A general sense of not feeling well or poor health
  • Loss of appetite or not feeling like eating
  • Low-grade fever
  • Bone pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Anemia, a condition that results from not having enough red blood cells
  • Back pain just below the ribs that doesn't go away that is not caused by an injury
  • Intermittent or recurrent fever not caused by a cold or flu
  • Rapid weight loss for no apparent reason
  • Swelling of ankles and legs 
  • Something blocking the bowels
 
kidney cancer symptoms
 
 

Sources
  • "Kidney Cancer." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 07 June 2017. Web. 30 June 2017.
  • "Kidney Cancer." Kidney Cancer | Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library. Johns Hopkins Health System, n.d. Web. 30 June 2017.
  • "Kidney Cancer Symptoms & Treatment | Renal Cell Carcinoma." Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic, 9 Dec. 2016. Web. 30 June 2017.
  • "Kidney Cancer." Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 13 Feb. 2015. Web. 30 June 2017.

 

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