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Kidney cancers that are small don’t usually cause symptoms, because they can’t be felt or seen. Early kidney cancers are often diagnosed by chance when people are having tests or scans for some other reason.
Some possible symptoms are:
Most people with these symptoms won’t have kidney cancer. They can be caused by other more common conditions, such as an infection or stones in the bladder or kidneys. But if you have any of these symptoms, it’s important to get them checked by your doctor.
Content last reviewed: 1 January 2013
Next planned review: 2015
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