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Frequently early kidney cancers and renal cell carcinomas do not cause any signs or symptoms. The following are the most common symptoms of renal cell cancer. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently.
Symptoms may include:
Blood in the urine
Rapid, unexplained weight loss
Low back pain (not caused by an injury)
Loss of appetite
Swelling of ankles and legs
Mass or lump in the belly
Recurrent fever (not caused by a cold or the flu)
High blood pressure (less frequently)
Anemia (less frequently)
Unrelieved pain in the side
The symptoms of renal cell cancer may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Always consult your doctor for a diagnosis.
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Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.