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Getting diagnosed

Your GP will refer you to a specialist if they think your symptoms could be due to kidney cancer. You will have tests to find out if you have kidney cancer.

Seeing your GP

What to expect when you see a GP, and how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Your GP should arrange for you to see a specialist within 2 weeks if they think your symptoms could be due to kidney cancer. You usually see a urologist.

Screening

There is no UK kidney cancer screening programme. Find out what screening is.

Tests to diagnose

You may have an ultrasound scan, CT urogram or cystoscopy to see whether you could have kidney cancer. See how you have these tests.

Tests to stage

You may have one or more of these tests if you have been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Find out what to expect. 

 

 

Last reviewed: 
29 Feb 2016

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