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How dangerous is the surgery for removing a renal tumor?

How dangerous is the surgery for removing a 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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"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


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When do you think I should have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

When do you think I should have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

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

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Are there any different symptoms for a renal tumor next to other kidney abnormalities?

Are there any different symptoms for a renal tumor next to other kidney abnormalities?

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

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How unusual is a renal carcinoid tumor?

How unusual is a renal carcinoid tumor?

VERY uncommon: Primary carcinoid tumor of the kidney is a very rare tumor. The current world health organization classification of tumors of the kidney (iarc press, lyon 2004) says that only about 50 cases have been reported in the world's literature. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

Doctors can you tell me when should I have an angiomyolipoma renal tumor removed?

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 more

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What exactly does grade 1, 2, 3, 4 of the tumor mean in clear cell renal cell carcinoma?

What exactly does grade 1, 2, 3, 4 of the tumor mean in clear cell renal cell carcinoma?

How cells look: Grading refers to how closely the cancer cells resemble normal kidney cells. Cells that are more abnormal (ie higher grade) are associated with a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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..

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 more

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Abdominal CT says normal adrenals. Wrong! Have bilateral micronodular hyperplasia. Also says no renal tumors, Doppler US say bilateral amls or rcc. ??

Abdominal CT says normal adrenals. Wrong! Have bilateral micronodular hyperplasia. Also says no renal tumors, Doppler US say bilateral amls or rcc. ??

Renal masses: CT scan with and without IV contrast is the preferred test to evaluate renal masses. It is more sensitive and specific than US. With regards to the adrenal glands, micronodular hyperplasia may be too small (by definition) to show up on imaging. ...Read more

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Bloody urine most times. Ct/ cystoscope, no tumor/stone, saw poss block from"renal pap necr". Burning pain when lifting above genitals. Poss hernia?

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 more

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Could people with renal tumors have radiation or chemo before surgery?

Could people with renal tumors have radiation or chemo before surgery?

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 more

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What criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

What criteria must be met for a tumor to be classified as benign?

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

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How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

Depends: Even a benign meningioma can grow into a problem- pain, headaches, seizures can occur. Other symptoms may vary on the location of the tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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What is some info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

What is some  info about benign histiocytoma tumors?

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

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How do tumors develop from being benign to malignant?

How do tumors develop from being benign to malignant?

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