The symptoms of kidney cancer appear in places like your urine or lower back. Most likely they have to do with your kidney function and tumor growth. The kidneys are two bean-shaped, fist-sized organs under the backside of your rib cage. They help filter waste from your blood create urine control blood pressure create red blood cells Your body can function normally with only one kidney. But when there’s a tumor growing, your kidney’s normal functions may be disrupted.
Kidney cancer also called renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. But symptoms don’t often appear until later stages or until the tumor is large. In fact, kidney cancer is most commonly diagnosed in people over 60 years old. It’s often found by accident during routine imaging tests.
People with kidney cancer may experience the following symptoms or signs. Sometimes, people with kidney cancer do not have any of these changes. Or, the cause of a symptom may be another medical condition that is not cancer.
The possible 10 signs could be.
# Blood in the urine
# Pain or pressure in the side or back
# A mass or lump in the side or back
# Swelling of the ankles and legs
# High blood pressure
# Anemia, which is a low red blood cell count
# Loss of appetite
# Unexplained weight loss
# Recurrent fever that is not from a cold, flu, or other infection
For men, a rapid development of a cluster of enlarged veins, known as a varicocele, around a testicle, particularly the right testicle, may indicate that a large kidney tumor may be present.
Risks and prevention.
Some individuals are more likely to develop kidney cancer than others.
Risk factors include: age (as you get older, your chance of kidney cancer increases),smoking obesity,high blood pressure,treatment for kidney failure,certain genetic or hereditary factors male gender Certain steps can be taken to prevent or lower your risk for kidney cancer. For example, you can manage high blood pressure with lifestyle changes and medication.