Understanding kidney cancer

Information on kidney cancer (renal cancer), including how it is diagnosed, treatments you might have, possible side effects and how to get support.

  • What is cancer?

    There are more than 200 different kinds of cancer, each with its own name and treatment.

  • The kidneys and kidney cancer

    Most people have two kidneys. About 80% of kidney cancers (8 out of 10) are renal cell cancers. Renal cell cancer usually only affects one kidney.

  • Signs and symptoms of kidney cancer

    Kidney cancers do not always cause symptoms. Blood in the urine is the most common symptom.

Getting support from Macmillan

Dave talks about being diagnosed with prostate and (later) kidney cancer, and the support he received from his partner, children and Macmillan.

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Getting support from Macmillan

Dave talks about being diagnosed with prostate and (later) kidney cancer, and the support he received from his partner, children and Macmillan.

About our cancer information videos