Symptoms of kidney cancer

In most cases people only develop signs of kidney cancer during the mid-to-late stages of the disease.

The most common symptoms of kidney cancer are:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Constant pain below the ribs
  • A lump in your stomach

Rare symptoms of kidney cancer are:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • High blood pressure
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue or anaemia

You should see your doctor if you have these symptoms. As these symptoms normally only appear in the later stages of kidney cancer, if you have BHD it is important to have regular scans to monitor your kidneys so any tumours are found before these symptoms develop.

Publication date: December 2014
Review date: December 2017