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Renal Cell Cancer (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Contact a health care provider if any of the following symptoms occur:

  • Blood in the urine
  • Pain in the side that will not go away
  • A lump in the side or belly
  • Unexplained fevers
  • Weight loss
  • Night sweats

If any unexplained symptoms last more than a few days, or if a person just "doesn't feel right," make an appointment with a health care professional.

Do not ignore these symptoms or hope that they will just go away. They may not be cancer, but if they are, an early diagnosis is better. The earlier a cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances are of a full recovery.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
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