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Is there a connection of recent 4 cm solid kidney mass(will be removed next week) and thyroid cancer 5 years ago(papillary with follicular variant)?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: Patients who have survived thyroid cancer have an increased risk of suffering a second malignancy, including renal cell carcinoma. A higher prevalence of genitourinary and kidney tumors has been reported in women with differentiated thyroid carcinoma.This association could be related to the specific treatment of the disease or to a genetic predisposition.
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
Maybe: There may be a link, but the data at present are not completely understood (and seem contradictory in some papers). It is worth talking to a genetics expert. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10843148 http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/20465534.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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