Video: Diagnosing Kidney Cancer

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Symptoms of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, pain along one side, or a bump near the stomach, but do not usually occur until the disease is advanced. Today, many kidney tumors are found incidentally through imaging for other conditions such as back pain. New information about how kidney cancer progresses, genetic factors that can play a role in the development of the disease, and the risk that different types of kidney tumors pose has led to a more personalized approach to diagnosis and treatment planning for each individual patient.