CancerBro, what are the investigations required to confirm the kidney cancer diagnosis?
The investigations required to confirm and stage the disease are imaging, urine analysis, and biopsy.
Ultrasound and CT scan or MRI of abdomen help us to see the extent of the tumor.
X-ray or CT scan of the chest may be done if required.
Rarely, MRI brain or bone scan may be done if clinically indicated.
Urinalysis may help in looking for the presence of blood or cancer cells in the urine.
Biopsy from the tumor may be required in certain cases, such as when the imaging is doubtful or when we are not planning surgery for the patient.
So these investigations help us to confirm and stage the disease.
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