Kidney cancer: Diagnosis
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Kidney Cancer - Diagnosis

Tests and procedures used to diagnose kidney cancer include: 

  • Ultrasound or Computed Tomography (CT) scan
    - Detailed images of the kidney are taken to show the size, characteristics and extent of spread of the kidney tumour. 
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scan
    - A scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to produce a detailed image of the kidneys. 
  • Biopsy
    - Samples of kidney tumour tissue are removed and examined under the microscope to confirm the presence of cancer. 
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan
    - A detailed body scan that can help to investigate confirmed cases of kidney cancer to see if the cancer has spread and how well it is responding to treatment. 
  • Cystoscopy
    - Cystoscopy is a test to look at the inside of the bladder. It is usually used for patients who have a kidney tumour and blood in the urine. A cystoscope contains a lens and light system that helps the doctor see the inside of the urethra, prostate and bladder to identify any additional tumours.
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