Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

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What is kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer develops when abnormal cells in either of the kidneys start to divide and grow in an uncontrolled way.

Symptoms

The most common symptom of kidney cancer is blood in the urine. Read more about this and other symptoms.

Stages, types and grades

The stage, type and grade of your cancer help your doctor decide which treatment you need. See what they mean and how they are decided.

Risks and causes

Anything that can increase your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. 

Survival

There are survival statistics based on large groups of people with kidney cancer. Find out more. 

Getting diagnosed

What to expect when you see a GP, when you might see a specialist and the tests you may have.

Treatment

Treatments for kidney cancer include surgery, cryotherapy, radiofrequency treatment and radiotherapy.

Advanced kidney cancer

Kidney cancer is called advanced if it has spread to another part of the body. See how it may affect your life and what treatments and support are available. 

Living with kidney cancer

A lot of practical and emotional support is available if you have kidney cancer.

Research and clinical trials

Read about the latest research into kidney cancer and how you can take part in a clinical trial.

Last reviewed: 
24 Feb 2020
Next review due: 
24 Feb 2023

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