What is Kidney Cancer?
Kidney cancer is one of the top ten most common cancers, and it is most often discovered in men over fifty. Renal cell carcinoma is the medical name for the most frequent type of cancer that affects the kidneys.
- Blood in the urine
- Pain or pressure in the side or back
- A mass or lump in the side or back
- Swelling of the ankles and legs
- High blood pressure
- Anemia, which is a low red blood cell count
- Loss of appetite
- Unexplained weight loss
- Recurrent fever that is not from cold, flu, or other infection
- For men, a rapid development of a cluster of enlarged veins, known as a varicocele, around a testicle.