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Symptoms

These cancers don’t always cause symptoms and are now often diagnosed by chance at an early stage because the patient has a scan for another reason.

If symptoms occur they include:

  • Blood in the urine.  This is always a worrying symptom that needs to be checked out by your doctor
  • Painful spasm pain in the side which occurs as blood clots pass down the ureter to the bladder
  • A lump in the kidney area
  • A dull pain in the side
  • A persistent high temperature, night sweats, tiredness or weight loss

Most people with these symptoms won’t have kidney cancer but if they occur you need to be checked out by your doctor.