January 21, 2013 8:00 am

Dr. Kris Gast ~ Ask the Pros

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Radiation Oncologist at Fort Smith Radiation OncologyQ: What are the symptoms of kidney cancer?

A: Most kidney cancers are silent, which means the cancer causes no symptoms.   If the patient has a CAT scan of their abdomen for some other illness, kidney cancer may be found accidentally. Possible symptoms of kidney cancer can be blood in the urine or flank or side pain. However, since recognizable symptoms are usually lacking, some patients may present to their doctor with symptoms of pain in other areas of the body signifying that the cancer has spread, called metastasis.  This pain may suggest that the kidney cancer has metastasized into the bone.

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