Kidney CancerKidneyLow back pain (unrelated to an injury)Blood in the urineFast, unexplained weight lossA mass or lump on the side or lower backLoss of appetiteFatigueRecurrent feverUnrelieved pain the side (flank pain)Swelling of legs and anklesHigh blood pressure (less common)Anemia (less common)SmokingObesityGender: menFamily historyHigh blood pressure (hypertension)Diuretics (water pills)Race: African-AmericanAsbestos exposureCadmium exposureAdvanced kidney diseaseVon Hippel-Lindau syndromeBirt-Hogg-Dube syndromeHereditary papillary renal cell carcinomaHereditary leiomyoma-renal cell carcinomaHereditary renal oncocytoma
About Kidney Cancer
Kidney cancer can be one of the most lethal cancers. However, many kidney tumors are detected at an early stage where they are highly treatable and often curable.
It's vital that you're comfortable with your treatment decision and have confidence in your doctor. For these reasons, a second opinion with another specialist can help you make smart treatment decisions.