Kidney cancer is a cancer that starts in the kidneys. Cancer starts when cells in the body begin to grow out of control. Cells in nearly any part of the body can become cancer, and can spread to other areas. To learn more about how cancers start and spread
Kidney, or renal, cancer refers to any type of cancer that involves the kidney.
Older age, obesity, smoking, and high blood pressure increase the risk of developing kidney cancer.
Symptoms do not usually appear in the early stages of kidney cancer.
In the later stages, the person may experience:
Less often, there may be:
Other conditions can lead to similar symptoms, so it is important to see a physician if any of these occur.