Renal Masses / Renal Cell Carcinoma
Diagnosis: 2WW Criteria
Abdominal mass arising from the urinary tract or imaging shows renal mass
- ~5% visible haematuria is attributable to renal cancer. Patients with haematuria should be managed in line with that guidance that includes an urgent renal tract USS.
- Most renal tumours are not palpable. Please investigate any abdominal mass with USS prior to 2WW referral.
- More commonly renal masses are serendipitous findings from unrelated abdominal imaging; the scan report will advise if there are suspicious features warranting 2WW referral.
- Please pre warn patients the significance of referral
Management prior to referral:
Diagnosis is made on contrast CT: Please request
(MAXIMS: CT renal mass, 2WW) with CT thorax for full staging