According to the National Cancer Institute, over 73,000 cases of kidney cancer were diagnosed in 2020 . The most common kidney cancers in adults are renal cell carcinoma and renal pelvis carcinoma.
The Mayo Clinic reports that kidney cancer is on the rise, but this is at least partly due to the cancer being discovered incidentally thanks to increased usage of imaging techniques, like CT scans. As a result, the cancer is often discovered by “accident” when tests are called up for another reason. This is good news, since the cancer is often treatable in an early stage.
Early-stage kidney cancer doesn’t usually produce any symptoms. Symptoms of later-stage kidney cancer, such as blood in the urine and flank pain, can mimic many other conditions. Whenever you notice a change with your body, it’s important to speak to your doctor.
Our board-certified urologists can diagnose kidney cancer, provide a thorough explanation of your treatment options, and be with you every step of the way. You are not alone. Let us help.