Screening for Kidney Cancer
by Debra Wood, RN
The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are administered to people who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions but do not have any symptoms.
There are no standard tests or current guidelines for kidney cancer screening. However, if you have any risk factors for kidney cancer, your doctor will want to discuss them with you to help reduce your risk. Those with higher than average risk of kidney cancer include people with Von Hippel-Lindau disease or those receiving dialysis for other kidney diseases.
Imaging tests are used to evaluate the kidneys and nearby structures for tumors. These tests may include:
Talk to your doctor about your kidney cancer risk and any tests you may need.
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Last reviewed December 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 2/28/2020