Since many people dont always have or notice symptoms, doctors often discover a problem during routine procedures or while imaging for another health issue. (iStock)
Did you know that you can live with only one kidney? Its true, but that doesnt make your kidneys any less important. Actually, these two bean-shaped organs in your lower back have a tremendous job filtering waste from your blood, controlling fluid balance and regulating electrolytes in your body.
Even though you can manage without one, a kidney with a tumor is a completely different story. Unfortunately, recognizing the signs of kidney cancer can be tricky; so youll need to know what youre looking for.
IS IT BROKEN OR SPRAINED?
When you think of common cancers, you probably dont instantly think about your kidneys. According to the American Cancer Society, kidney cancer is, in fact,oneof the top ten most common cancers in both men and women. This year, nearly 64,000 new cases will be diagnosed.
Common Signs of Kidney Cancer
Because your kidneys are located deep within your ...