Challenges of early detection of renal cell carcinoma

The incidence of kidney cancer in the UK has risen by 47% over the past decade, with 12 000 new cases in 2015. Diagnosing patients with kidney cancer can be challenging. The majority of kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), which make up about 85% of kidney cancers. Signs and symptoms of RCC are […]

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Improving timely detection of bladder and kidney cancer in primary care

Bladder and kidney cancer present with similar symptoms and are diagnosed via the same pathway. However, diagnosis of these cancers can be challenging, especially kidney cancer, where many of the symptoms are non-specific and around half of all patients are diagnosed incidentally when under investigation for an unrelated condition. Most of these two cancers are […]

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Be Clear on Cancer Blood in Pee campaign launched

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a national ‘Be Clear on Cancer’ campaign which highlights blood in pee as a key symptom of bladder and kidney cancers. The campaign will encourage everyone to ‘look before they flush’ and visit their GP without delay if they notice blood in their pee, even if it’s just once. Read more […]

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