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Kidney Cancer

Kidney Cancer - Symptoms

Kidney cancer does not usually show signs or symptoms in the early stages. It is usually diagnosed when patients are investigated for other complaints (e.g. during an ultrasound or CT scan). Kidney cancer diagnosed this way is usually small and at an early stage. However, about one-third of kidney cancers are discovered at an advanced stage. 

Possible symptoms include: 
  • Blood in the urine 
  • A mass in the abdomen 
  • Pain in the lower back or side (just under your ribs), that does not go away 
  • Loss of appetite or unexplained weight loss 
  • Anaemia (low blood count) 


When to see a doctor 

Make an appointment with your doctor if you experience any signs or symptoms that worry you.

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