Kidney Cancer Symptoms in Men over 60

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Blood in the urine

Medically, this symptom is called haematuria. Seeing blood in the urine can make you feel anxious. About half of patients with kidney cancer will experience haematuria when they first visit their doctor to seek help. It is the most common symptom of this cancer.

If you have haematuria associated with kidney cancer, the blood in your urine may come and go. In other words, it doesn’t have to be there all the time!

Furthermore, the blood can /cannot be seen by your naked eyes. If it’s noticeable with naked eyes, this is known as gross hematuria. And if it is only visible under a microscope, this is called microscopic hematuria.

See a doctor promptly if you notice any blood in the urine. Even though if it is not linked to kidney cancer, it should not be ignored – because it can signal other serious conditions! The reason for the bleeding must be addressed.

Hematuria can also be caused by the following conditions;

  1. Other kidney problems (such as kidney infection, kidney injury, or kidney stone).
  2. Urinary tract infection.
  3. Cancer in other pelvic areas (such as bladder cancer and prostate cancer).
  4. Enlarged prostate.
  5. Strenuous exercise (in rare cases).
Other symptoms

The following are more vogue symptoms of kidney cancer:

  1. The veins in the testicles that get swelled.
  2. Back pain, especially in the flank area (see more in here).
  3. Changes in appetite (appetite loss).
  4. Changes in weight (weight loss).
  5. Fatigue (tiredness).
  6. High blood pressure.
  7. High fever (100.4F or higher).
  8. Feeling unwell.
  9. Night sweats.

Although kidney cancer treatment is not always necessary for men over 66, this doesn’t mean that early diagnosis is not important. It’s always worth a try to catch it early – including for older patients. If it is diagnosed early, it can be closely monitored as well. And when the treatment is required, you can take it right away.

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