Often people are diagnosed by chance after having a scan for another reason. Some people go to see their family doctor (GP) with symptoms, such as blood in their urine.
If you have blood in your urine (haematuria), your GP may refer you to a ‘one-stop’ haematuria clinic. At this clinic, all the tests needed to make a diagnosis can often be done at the same time.
If tests or symptoms suggest you could have a kidney cancer, you should be seen by a specialist within 14 days.