How is renal cell carcinoma (RCC) detected?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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With the increasing utilization of imaging studies, renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is increasingly detected incidentally, as a suspicious mass on abdominal computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound. [18] Fewer patients present with symptomatic disease (eg, gross hematuria, flank mass or pain).

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