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Benign Renal Tumor
Risk &: Surgery go hand in hand, including anesthesia. However, this is not the most risky surgery, there are more than one approach, and different technologies. Broach the subject and your concern about risk with your surgeon, and seek a second opinion to determine who do you trust more. ...Read more
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Angiomyolipoma: These are benign tumors. Small lesions discovered incidentally require no treatment. Larger tumors(>4cm) have an increased tendency to bleed spontaneously, and the chance of bleeding increases proportional to increasing size. So the larger or symptomatic lesions may require treatment, either surgery or embolization. ...Read more
Almost none: Most kidney tumors have almost no symptoms, whether benign or malignant. If a cyst or tumor has sudden bleeding (hemorrhage) or gets infected, or blocks flow to the bladder, there may be pain or even fever associated, but this is rare. A urinalysis done in a lab may reveal clues about a tumor or cyst, but a ct scan or ultrasound is best for diagnosis. ...Read more
Convenient time: Angiomyolipoma is a benign tumor which does not evolve to become malignant. If your physician is certain of the diagnosis, then it is not urgent for it to be removed. However, if there is any question about the diagnosis, then asap to make absolutely certain it is not a renal cell carcinoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a left nephrectomy for renal cell cancer t1b tumor. Is there anything I shd be doing to protect the health of my r kidney besides 6mo testing?
Protective measures: Glad you got surgery in time, you can take various protective measures, if some gets chronic renal disease by any reason, out come will be the same with one kidney or having two, first control, BP & wt regular exercises , drink plenty fluids control diabetes ( blood sugar ), avoiding IV contrast tests, angiotensin, &arb agents found to be useful in protecting kidney(s). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RT NEPRECTOMY CLEAR CELL RENAL CARCINOMA(FUHRMAN GRADE 2) CONFINED TO KIDNEY.URETER RESECTION MARGIN, SINUS & HILUM , ADRENAL FREE FROM TUMOR?
Unclear: Sorry I am unclear as to what your question is. Please clarify. ...Read more
My ct scan showed Low-density renal lesions are noted. The smaller of these are too small to characterize. The
larger of them are cysts. No tumor . ?
The small: lesions are probably cysts as well, but you may need an ultrasound to confirm it. Talk to your doctor about the results. ...Read more
Tuberous sclerosis have a large percentage of which of the following tumors? 1-renal cell carcenoma 2-adenoma 3-angiomyolipoma 3-oncocytoma 4-sarcoma
What to expect in my husbands diagnoses, he has stage 4 renal cell carcinoma. 2.5 CM tumor on right lung, one in vera cava vein, left kidney out..
Serious situation: From your description, your husband has advanced kidney cancer including at least a solitary lung metastasis. Not sure if you mean he had renal vein involvement on the kidney specimen or whether there is tumor left behind after removal. Next step would be chemotherapy or (less likely) immunotherapy. Not likely a role for radiotherapy. If lung lesion is only remaining site, may be role to remove. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal CT says normal adrenals. Wrong! Have bilateral micronodular hyperplasia. Also says no renal tumors, Doppler US say bilateral amls or rcc. ??
Renal cell tumor - size of "fist" according to doc. What stage cancer is this? It's on the left kidney only. Mom has sob, back pain, polyuria.
Bloody urine most times. Ct/ cystoscope, no tumor/stone, saw poss block from"renal pap necr". Burning pain when lifting above genitals. Poss hernia?
Ureters : Connect the kidney to the bladder, and the urinary pelvis is the location where they connect. If you are experiencing bleeding from any site, a clot can obstruct the ureter and cause colic. You need a retrograde pyelogram to assess. Cannot fathom how a hernia would cause your symptom complex or blood in urine. You sound like a classic stone passer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Best approach for a relatively large renal tumor is surgical nephrectomy. With two kidneys there is no problem. With smaller tumors a partial nephrectomy can be performed. If very large and question of margins RT can be employed and if distant spread, then chemo which is now very effective can be employed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No signs of Cancer: To make this distinction, we can use some history of a tumor which has been biopsied and given to a Pathologist for microscopic examination. There under the microscope the pathologist looks for signs of Cancer which are quite varied but mitosis, cellular atypia and invasiveness beyond the basement membrane will point to a cancer. Their absence would imply that the tumor is benign. IHC aids in diag ...Read more
Not cancer: This is very broad category of disorders. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this type of condition, you may want to go to a specialized university or referral center where doctors see this type of disorder. Some of them affect children, others affect younger adults. They usually present with enlarging lymph nodes, but it could involve other organs: bones, brains, endocrine glands. ...Read more
Additional oncogenes: Many tumors begin as benign, eventually transforming to malignancy. Small lipomas as they grow develop additional oncogene mutations to become liposarcomas. Adenomatous polyps that are benign can have Cmyc and p53 nutations leading to malignant polyps. Additionally telometrase activity has to be put in place for immortality probably thru EBV transfection. ...Read more
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