Q | how is the diagnosis made?
A | If your urologist suspects a renal cancer at the time of your consultation, an ultrasound of your kidneys will be arranged.
This test will usually demonstrate any abnormalities of the kidneys. A CT scan of the abdomen will then be arranged which will give more accurate information about the renal cancer.
This will indicate the size of the cancer, the blood vessels supplying the kidney and demonstrate if there is any spread of the cancer out of the kidney. If any further tests are necessary, these will be discussed with you after the CT scan.