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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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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

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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Watch hydration level carefully
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Take supplements as instructed by your doctor
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Do gentle stretches and exercises like chair yoga
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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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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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Follow a kidney diet
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Eat only low-salt foods
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On CT the doctors found multiple exophytic solid masses on bilateral kidneys. What is the likely diagnosis, cancer?

See a Urologist.: Solid masses found on kidneys are more concerning than fluid-filled lesions. You should see a urologist for further evaluation of these lesions. Best of luck to you. ...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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Managing Kidney Dialysis (Checklist)

Do not miss dialysis sessions
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Eat low phosphorus foods
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Eat low potassium diet
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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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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more

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