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Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? Are the thge same? Does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Can there be a cyst and a exophytic solid mass lesion on a kidney? Are the thge same? Does the solid mass indicate cancer?

Need followup: Renal cysts are common. The majority are benign. Cysts can also be assoicated with malignancies and some malignancies have cystic areas. A solid exophytic mass may be more worrisome. YOu need a further workup and you may need a biopsy or surrgical resection to know for sure. Discuss imaging and surgical options with your doctors.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

I have well defined exophytic mass in left kidney as per CT scan report. What does that mean? Is it cancer of the kidney?

Possibly.: If the mass is solid this is one of the possibilities. The ct scan should indicate if it is solid, cystic, or a combination of the two. The size should also be given as well as an opinion regarding what this mass represents. Please discuss this with your doctor.

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I have a result of renal tract CT, with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney which looks like a cyst, is this cancer??

I have a result of renal tract CT, with 3cm exophytic mass arising from the upper pole of L kidney which looks like a cyst, is this cancer??

Maybe yes maybe no: If it's truly a cystic lesion and then I will be benign however there are cystic cancers of the kidney the more cystic component has the more likely it is benign let's hope it's a simple retention cyst with just fluid the ultrasound should help determine whether this is fluid maybe you should have a follow-up ultrasound after the CT scan

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Large partially exophytic heterogeneously enhancing mid pole mass left kidney. CT w/ & w/o contrast. Doc said sorry it's cancer & left. Now what?

Large partially exophytic heterogeneously enhancing mid pole mass left kidney. CT w/ & w/o contrast. Doc said sorry it's cancer & left. Now what?

See urologist asap: Any mass in the kidney must be evaluated thoroughly by Urologist as soon as possible. If its cancer, it must be evaluted for surgical removal. SEE UROLOGIST ASAP

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Does a hypoechcoic mass on my kidney mean cancer?

Does a hypoechcoic mass on my kidney mean cancer?

Hypoechoic: Not likely but let your kidney specialist examine you and decide whether to give you more or less medications. If that is not helping you will be referred to a non- kidney specialist for further work up and management. Please keep me informed.

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I got my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

If you are asking: ..If it could be cancer, I'm afraid the answer is yes. Bilateral kidney cancer can happen, especially in certain inherited traits like vhl but before you get too anxious, make sure you see your urologist and your oncologist to have it worked out properly. I truly hope you do well.

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What do you advise if I had my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

What do you advise if I had my right kidney removed from cancer in 2007, now I have a mass in my left kidney, if it is cancer?

Kidney cancer: You should see a both a urologist first to see if a tissue diagnosis can be obtained. If it is positive for a cancer, get guidance from the urologist and see an oncologist for the answer to your question.

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Is it possible for a kidney cancer mass to be felt in the general hip area closer to the lower side?

Is it possible for a kidney cancer mass to be felt in the general hip area closer to the lower side?

Unlikely to be felt: Kidney cancers are rarely visible or palpable or felt on physical exam. Rarely though, a very big kidney tumor could be visible as bulge and felt in thin patients. Again this happens very rarely

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MRI report shows Bosniak type 2f kidney mass measures 7cm n some retroperitoneal adenopathy measures 1cm. Should I worry? Is this a sign of cancer?

MRI report shows Bosniak type 2f kidney mass measures 7cm n some retroperitoneal adenopathy measures 1cm. Should I worry? Is this a sign of cancer?

Bosniak 2F: Usually, this type of cyst is benign. However a small percentage do have cancer potential. This kind of lesion requires repeat imaging to make sure it doesn't change appearance. Lymph nodes are very common in everyone, and 1 cm size is not "pathologically" enlarged, but these too would be remeasured at any follow up imaging.

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Enhanced CT kidney 2.7x2cm homogeneous mass arising close hilum left kidney predominantly low density rising from 33HU to 62 on enhancement. Cancer?

Enhanced CT kidney 2.7x2cm homogeneous mass arising close hilum left kidney predominantly low density rising from 33HU to 62 on enhancement. Cancer?

See Nephrology: The information given is from part of a CT scan. There is more information needed to answer your question. See the ordering physician for next steps in your medical care. The specialist that works in this area is called a Nephrologist. Or Kidney doctor.

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What is exophytic renal cysts? My husband has one that is measured 8mm. Could it be a precursor to kidney cancer?

What is exophytic renal cysts? My husband has one that is measured 8mm. Could it be a precursor to kidney cancer?

Unlikely: Exophytic renal cysts are simply cysts that extend outside the kidney capsule. You can envision a "pimple" on the surface of the kidney. Endophytic cysts are those that are buried within the kidney cortex. The 8 mm cyst is very small and difficult to characterize on noncontrast imaging. However, such a small lesion without complex features is highly unlikely to be cancerous. May deserve followup.

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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)?

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)?

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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Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Stage 4 lung cancer, given 12 months 18 months ago, lost heaps of weight, now large mass in kidneys, need to know how long left to take kids 4 l visit?

Cancer prognosis: Sorry to hear about the grim diagnosis. It's impossible to tell exactly high much longer without knowing the functional status of the person. 6 months is generic survival span in most cases, but it can be more or less than that depending on the aggressiveness of the cancer, etc.

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On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys. What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

Could be: Different things- including benign tumors (like lipoma, stromal tumor, adenoma, fibroma etc)-, however malignancy is something that is absolutely has to be ruled out. You need a biopsy of the kidney mass definitively. Discuss further with your doctor.

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Had CT w/o contrast for kidney stones. Ct clear but still low back pn. Would CT have seen lymphoma mass if it were causing my pain? No history of cancer,

Had CT w/o contrast for kidney stones. Ct clear but still low back pn. Would CT have seen lymphoma mass if it were causing my pain? No history of cancer,

Don't worry: Yes, if you had lymphoma that was big enough to cause you pain, it would be visible on a ct scan! so I think you can rest assured that lymphoma is not causing your low back pain. This type of pain is common, and there are many causes. I wonder why you are worried about cancer? Maybe you know someone with lymphoma? Search healthtap for info about back pain and see what fits with your symptoms!

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Found out 5 months after having a CT scan in august2012 that I have 2.8 CM exophytic mass on my rt kidney. What should happen now?

Kidney mass: You should have been evaluated by a urologist and possibly undergone surgery that's about the minimum please go back to the doctor asap.

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Is it possible for the cancer to spread beyond kidneys?

Is it possible for the cancer to spread beyond kidneys?

Kidney Cancer: If you are referring to primary kidney cancer, depending on the size of the tumor and whether it has penetrated a blood vessel, or lymph node, it is possible to spread to adjacent tissues or more distant sites, such as the liver and lungs. Even if it does, as a stage iii or IV tumor, in addition to your surgery, there are chemotherapy, radiation, biological and targeted therapies available.

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What are signs of cancer in kidneys?

What are signs of cancer in kidneys?

X-ray: In the past, most kidney cancers were detected at a high stage or late stage (the cancer has grown large and invaded other structures) and therefore the signs were a large mass that can be felt, hematuria, or side/back pain. However today many kidney cancers are being detected at an early stage (small and limited to the kidney) because patients have x-rays (ct scan) for other reasons.

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