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A 52-year-old female asked:

my husband had cat scan done last week they found a 2x1.8 cm heterogenous in attenuation on left kidney suspicious for neoplasm can this be cance?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Kelly
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Yes, might be: It could be kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma). Your husband is going to need a biopsy. And the usual way to do a kidney biopsy is to do actual surgery and take out the nodule. If it is cancer, he can be cured with just surgery (as long as it hasn't spread beyond the kidney).
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Neoplasm: From the National Cancer Institute: Neoplasm An abnormal mass of tissue that results when cells divide more than they should or do not die when they should. Neoplasms may be benign (not cancer), or malignant (cancer). Also called tumor. Best to wait for further testing for clarification. Best wishes
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
Concern: You are asking a serious and life altering question that will require expertise (biopsy?), kindness, follow-up and coordinated Medical Care. This must be done through your physician and the team of physicians required for your husband's case. Wishing you strength as the answers come.

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Last updated May 30, 2016

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