Kidney or renal cell cancer is caused when cancer cells are created in the tissues of the kidneys or in the tubules. Kidney tumours generally grow one at a time, but there can be many tumours if the patient is at a later stage of cancer.

Risk Factors for Kidney Cancer:

  • Diet high in Red Meat and/or Dairy Products

  • Long Term Kidney Dialysis

  • Smoking

  • Obesity

  • Over Dosage of Medicines used for Pain Treatment

  • Family History of Cancer

  • High Blood Pressure Issues

Symptoms of Kidney Cancer:

During the early stages, almost no symptoms may arise; and the most common symptom of kidney cancer is blood in urine (hematuria). But, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have kidney cancer as blood in urine can be caused due to many other issues such as bladder infection.

  • Anemia

  • Loss of Appetite

  • Weight Loss

  • Unexplained fatigue, tiredness, or fever

  • Swelling of ankles and legs

  • Blood in Urine

  • A Lump in Abdomen

  • Pain in Lower Back

Diagnosis of Kidney Cancer in India

Kidney Cancer is one of the most complex cancers when it comes to detection and assessment. Here is a list of tests that are performed to check if the cancer exists or not:

  • Physical Medical Exam

  • MRI Scan

  • Biopsy

  • Ultrasound

  • X-Ray

  • CT Scan

  • Urine, Liver Function & Blood Test