Screening is a way to evaluate people without symptoms to determine if they are at risk for cancer or have already developed cancer.
Screening involves: An assessment of your medical history and lifestyle habits that may increase your risk of kidney cancerTests to identify early signs of kidney cancer
CT scan—This is a type of x-ray that uses a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the inside of the body.
MRI scan—This test uses magnetic waves to produce images of the inside of the body. Using a large magnet, radio waves, and a computer, an MRI produces 2D and 3D pictures.
Ultrasound—This test uses sound waves to produce images of the inside of the body.
Last reviewed June 2013 by Mohei Abouzied, MD;Michael Woods, MD
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