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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. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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79 year old male with incidental discovery of baseball-sized kidney mass (NOT a cyst) on one kidney. Where do we start? Initial tests? Any warnings?

79 year old male with incidental discovery of baseball-sized kidney mass (NOT a cyst) on one kidney. Where do we start? Initial tests? Any warnings?

Generally: With advanced imaging....and this will most likely lead to imaging directed BIOPSY....only after that will an EXACT diagnosis and most suitable treatment be determined!

Hope this helps...good luck

Dr Z ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My scan show a mass as large as a baseball on my right kidney the DR said not to worry about it is not cancer I wanted him to remove it because it sc?

My scan show a mass as large as a baseball on my right kidney the DR said not to worry about it is not cancer I wanted him to remove it because it sc?

Need more info: What kind of scan? Renal Ultrasound, CT (with and without IV contrast), MRI, etc? What did report say exactly? Perhaps simple cyst? If so, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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

thats about the minimum

please go back to the doctor asap. ...Read more

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79 of age just found out got cancer on kidney what is the out come?

Outcome?: You need to have the patient evaluated by an oncologist. The cancer also has to be staged. If the cancer is confined only to the kidney, removal of the cancerous kidney is a cure. If the cancer has spread to other sites, such as the bone, the prognosis is not as good. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs that complex kidney cyst is cancer?

What are the signs that complex kidney cyst is cancer?

Multiple features: Complex cysts, vs. Simple cysts, share common walls with other cysts, have solid components in the walls, or calcifications.

The radiologist will opine if features look suspicious and either recommend a repeat ultrasound in 6 months, or a ct to further clarify. ...Read more

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If I have cancer in both kidneys is that considered matistisized or still stage one?

If I have cancer in both kidneys is that considered matistisized or still stage one?

Here are some...: Small renal cancer almost unlikely metastasize. To define what if one has metastasis, one has to consider multiple factors such as personal / family history & carefully review serial imaging studies like CT / MRI so to clinically correlated before deducing a sensible conclusion. How to put all things together correctly? Follow suggestion in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

Yes: Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys. It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ultrasound is questionable or clearly abnormal, a more specific imaging study is required such as a ct scan or MRI of the kidneys for further evaluation. Lesions seen ultrasound do not necessarily indicate cancer but further testing is warranted. ...Read more

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What do cancer spots on the kidney look like on an mri?

What do cancer spots on the kidney look like on an mri?

Tumor: I'm not familiar with the term "cancer spots". Typically, renal or kidney cancer shows up as a mass that enhances or brightens up after giving contrast. ...Read more

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Do you know which is worse to have: kidney disease or cancer?

Do you know which is worse to have: kidney disease or cancer?

Depends on what kind: For instance some kinds of skin cancers are easily removable and kidney failure is much worse to have. Also, the opposite is true, late kidney failure is treated by dialysis and possibly transplant and therefore is much less dangerous than a late cancer that has spread all over the body. There many many types of cancers and many types of kidney diseases. It is best to compare apples to apples! ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

Yes that would be th: Spread into kidney is uncommon. It may occur by surface implantation when there is intra-abdominal tumor all round the kidneys or it could spread via blood although that is a less common route of spread for ovarian cancer compared to most other cancers. ...Read more

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Why would you get a hole in your femur she has stage 3 kidney, got tested for cancer none?

Why would you get a hole in your femur she has stage 3 kidney, got tested for cancer none?

Seek Oncology advice: When you say hole in the femur, that can be due to cancer. So make sure an oncologist is involved in solving this problem.Kidney cancer can often go to the bones. The best way to further investigate is to obtain a bone scan or a PET scan. These will give you further clues as to the cause/nature of the hole in the Femur ...Read more

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I have 1 kidney (the other one was removed due to cancer) and I breastfeed. Is it safe for me and my baby of I take herbalife?

I have 1 kidney (the other one was removed due to cancer) and I breastfeed. Is it safe for me and my baby of I take herbalife?

Why baby: Herbalife is a commercial food supplement. In general safety of all herbs on human body is not tested scientifically, even though some are very good food supplements, even reports some some herbs are contaminated with arsenic, lead, mercury etc, with one kidney should not take risks, speak to your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more