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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is renal cell carcinoma?

Renal cell carcinoma is the cancer of the kidney arising form in the lining of the tubules of the kidney. The exact cause is not known, but smoking and certain kidney diseases increases are risk factors.

Symptoms of renal cell carcinoma

  • Bloody or red urine

  • Kidney problem on a previous ultrasound scan

  • Low back pain

Questions your doctor may ask to check for renal cell carcinoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose renal cell carcinoma

  • Have you ever had red or brown urine (hematuria)?

  • Have you ever had any abnormality on ultrasound of your kidneys?

  • Do you have pain in the lumbar back?

Treatment for renal cell carcinoma

Surgical resection, chemotherapy and targeted drug therapies are some effective treatment options for renal cell carcinoma.

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