A 40-year-old member asked:
what does benign neoplasm kidney mean? does it have to come out? will it take over my kidney?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Non-cancerous growth: Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth. So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!).
Last updated Mar 11, 2016
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