How is renal cell carcinoma (RCC) detected?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • 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. [19] Fewer patients present with symptomatic disease (eg, gross hematuria, flank mass or pain).


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