What are Kidney Cancer Symptoms? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7253 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Kidney Cancer Symptoms

What Kidney Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

My husband has lost 45 pounds in about 2 months. The tumors in his liver are consuming all the calories he takes in. He is extremely fatigued and often is nasuated.
Shortness of breath.....seriously that was it!
Blood in urine, pain, spasms
I had a sharp pain in my back for over a year, which would go away if I took anti-inflammatory medication. In February this year, I had shortness of breath and my GP sent me for a chest xray.....where a large tumour was discovered in my chest.
blood in my urine
Fatigue, Weightloss, Nausea, Loss of appetite
fatigue, night sweats, feeling cold during day, sharp pain in back
Blood in urine, nausea (November 2007) Pain in abdomen (recurrence, February 2011)
Nothing yet, tumor is small. Found it while looking for gall stones due to unusual blood-work results. Thank goodness my doctor took the abnormal blood results seriously enough to recommend an ultrasound = early detection.
None. Was diagnosed incidentally on MRI for unrelated issues.
Abdominal pain, back pain, nausea, fatigue
Blood in urine, flank pain and tiredness
Blood in urine Dec 2010, night sweats. Thought night sweats were due to peri-menopause, go figure.
flank pain, gross hematuria
Memory Loss, Lower Back Pain, Night Sweats, Fatigue, Confusion, Water Retention, Bloating, Toxicity Weight Gain - RCC Discovered during ultrasound for doctors theory of me having PCOS - due to my symptoms. CT Scan confirmed suspected RCC and 4 nodes on left lower lobe of lung.
Pain in the back and fatique.
tumor found while performing MRI for possible spinal stenosis from a prior injury.
Got lucky developed multiple kidney stones. Accelerated symptoms that usually do not materialize until later stages. Blood in urine and pain.
none, Cancer was found after I had my gall blader removed.
Blood in urine and flank pain
Tenderness in the upper left side, night sweats
Blood in urine and left hip pain
Back and leg pain
Blood in urine, pain in flank
Blood in urine
didn't show any
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I woke up out of a dead sleep with a terrible pain in my side. When I got up, I also had blood in my urine. I was convinced that it was a kidney stone. My husband was working out of town at the time, so I was at home alone. It continued to hurt so badly that I decided to call in sick to work and go to the emergency room at our local hospital. I was given something for pain and went for tests. Imagine my surprise and shock when the doctor came into to the room and sat down and matter of factly told me that I had a huge tumor on my kidney and that I would probably lose my kidney and have to have chemo. To say that I was stunned does not begin to describe the emotions that I felt sitting there alone as he blurted this out with no preface or softening of the blow. I called my daughters and they came to the hospital , and they called their daddy, but did not tell him what was wrong because I was afraid of him knowing that and trying to drive over 300 miles home. They called in a kidney specialist who would be coming to see me, but I had already mentally made up my mind that I would walk right out and go to the University of Alabama Birmingham and its renowned cancer center. The doctor came in and explained everything to me in depth and how he was going to attack it and get rid of it. I was completely at ease with him and he convinced me that I could beat it and that he would help me, so I stayed.I had a full, open nephrectomy to remove my left kidney. It was a long and arduos surgery, but a successful one. It was contained within the kidney and ha not reached the renal vein. I was, and am one of the lucky ones. Kidney cancer rarely has symptoms. It is usually too late when you discover it. I credit God for the fact that it was found, and that I found the right doctor and made it through. I will never be the same, that's for sure. I have serious back issues from the position I was in for the long surgery. My huge scar has adhesions and can be painful with the wrong kind of movement, but I am so fortunate. It was and is a time that strengthened my faith and reliance on God. They say that your biggest trials can be your greatest testimony, and I feel that is true. I have had the ooportunity to talk and help others as they have faced this awful disease.
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