The results of the annual Kidney Cancer UK patient survey have been published in PharmaTimes and show that in 45% of patients surveyed the disease was first mistaken for less serious conditions such as a urine infection, kidney stones or respiratory problems. Also, almost half of the patients surveyed (48%) were diagnosed with the later stages of kidney cancer (stage III or IV). As a result of these findings, the charity are campaigning for a simple screening test for the early diagnosis of kidney cancer.

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