Signs and Symptoms of Kidney Cancer

The primary symptoms of RCC include the following:

  • Abdominal mass or lump
  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Fever
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Pain in the side (flank) or lower back not associated with injury
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Rapid, unexplained weight loss
  • Swelling (edema) in the legs and ankles

Publication Review By: Stanley J. Swierzewski, III, M.D.

Published: 14 Jun 1998

Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015