Kidney Cancer – a Silent Disease

picture of jessica van leerJessica Van Leer was experiencing pain in her abdomen when she arrived at the UF Health Shands Hospital E.R. After a series of tests, the medical team had two findings: the source of her pain was an ovarian cyst, but Jessica also had an incidental finding of a tumor on her left kidney.

“I was 32 at the time and wasn’t experiencing any symptoms, no pain,” said Jessica, who is now 35.

To learn more of Jessica’s story visit Hope & Healing: The UF Health Blog.


Ranked as the #32 urology program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report