What is Kidney Cancer?

The kidneys are organs located on each side of the body that filter and clean the blood, taking out waste and creating urine. Kidney cancer is a disease in which cancerous (malignant) cells form in the lining of the kidney.

Kidney cancer may also be referred to as renal cell cancer or renal adenocarcinoma.

Kidney Cancer Symptoms

Kidney cancer symptoms may be similar to symptoms of other kidney conditions. You should consult with a physician if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Blood in the urine
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • A pain in one side that does not go away
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss for no reason
  • Anemia