Kidney (renal) cancer is among the 10 most common forms of cancer in the UK. Although the statistics show it’s more likely to affect men, it’s still a common cancer among women.

Diagnosing and treating kidney cancer early is vital for giving you the best chance of recovery. If you’re misdiagnosed or have been diagnosed late, it could mean the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, making it harder to treat. Diagnosing cancer too late can mean it may no longer be treatable, and in some cases, fatal.

Our specialist team of solicitors are here to support you during a kidney cancer misdiagnosis claim for compensation. Whatever the circumstances of your negligence, if you experienced a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, you could be eligible to make a claim.

Get in touch today to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Once we’ve got an understanding of your situation, we’ll be able to advise on the best way to move forward with your claim.

We’re the largest team of medical negligence solicitors in the country. This gives us an unrivalled set of expertise and resources to get you every penny of compensation you deserve. We’ve secured compensation for thousands of people in cancer misdiagnosis claims, and we’ll treat your claim as the unique situation it is.

We can also help you to claim on behalf of a loved one who lost their life because of a kidney cancer misdiagnosis.

We work with various cancer charities, including Maggie’s and Shine Cancer Support. Our Support and Rehabilitation coordinators will be there for you, helping you access support that’s local to you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What mistakes are made when diagnosing kidney cancer?

Some of the most common ways kidney cancer is misdiagnosed include when a medical professional:

  • Doesn’t associate your symptoms to kidney cancer
  • Misdiagnoses you with the wrong condition
  • Refer you for further tests or scans
  • Doesn’t interpret your test results correctly
  • Doesn’t carry out a thorough initial investigation
  • Refer you for the relevant tests or scans
  • Doesn’t perform a biopsy or carries it out incorrectly.

What can kidney cancer be mistaken for?

Because kidney cancer shares symptoms with many other conditions, it can often be mistaken for something else.

Some of the conditions that kidney cancer can commonly be mistaken for include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Urine infection
  • Respiratory problems.

If you were wrongly diagnosed with one of the above or another condition, speak to us about making a kidney cancer claim.

What are kidney cancer symptoms?

The symptoms of renal (kidney) cancer include:

  • Blood in your urine
  • A persistent pain in your lower back or side
  • A lump or swelling in your side (although kidney cancer is often too small to feel)
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss
  • Persistent high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • A high temperature
  • Night sweats
  • In men, swelling of the veins in the testicles
  • Swollen glands in your neck
  • Bone pain
  • Coughing up blood.

Many of these symptoms can be linked to other conditions. However, if you’ve got any of these symptoms and they don’t go away, you should make an appointment to see your doctor.

They should examine you and refer you for further tests if they believe kidney cancer could be the cause of your symptoms. The sooner kidney cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat.

If you experienced a delay in being diagnosed or a misdiagnosis, you could make a claim for compensation.

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