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I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

I have had kidney cancer in the past. An MRI reported fattyliver, 6 months ago. A recent MRI reported 3 lesions, possible focal nodular hyperplasia. Could it be cancer?

Unclear : Focal nodular hyperplasia (fnh) is the 2nd most common benign liver tumor after hemangioma. Distinction between fnh and other liver lesions such as hypervascular metastases (given your history) is critical to ensure proper treatment! mr imaging allows reliable distinction of fnh from other liver lesions in most cases. In addition the availability of prior MRI comparison exam is also very helpful. ...Read more

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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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My mum, 67 , was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

My mum, 67 , was diagnosed with colon cancer with liver metastases, lesions in lungs and kidneys. Starting folfox tomorrow?? Life expectancy?

Not enough: Need to assess for Kras and Nras mutation IF she is wild type she should receive FOLFIRI and Erbitux If she has mutation the treatment of choice FOLFOX and Avastin Life expex 22 - 26 months... If responsive disease can be extended with other agents and survival can extend several years. New agents add to OS sequencing of therapy is important to extend Overal survival ...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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Could fluid on the kidneys mean you have cancer ?

Could fluid on the kidneys mean you have cancer ?

No: Fluid in the kidney or hydronephrosis mostly is due to an obstruction in the urine pathway from pelvis, ureter to bladder even urethra. It could be a stone which is most common at your age or a stenosis in the pathway. Although a solid lesion can cause obstruction too. An ultrasound is a good starting test. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When you have cancer in the kidneys would you be in pain ?

When you have cancer in the kidneys would you be in pain ?

Not necessarily: Many kidney cancers today are detected when patients have scans (such as CT scan) for other reasons and there may be no symptoms. However, kidney cancer is not very common in a young person 18 years of age. There are also many other explanations for pain other than kidney cancer. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to have cancer in your kidneys?

Please tell me if it is possible to have cancer in your kidneys?

Yes: Wilms cancer of the kidney is common in children, and renal cell carcinoma is one of the common cancers in adults, perhaps the seventh most common overall. ...Read more

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Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Can cancer drugs cause a kidney to become atrophic and damage the other?

Yes: Certain cancer drugs are known to be toxic to the kidneys, which is why your kidney function is closely monitored on them. ...Read more

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I have 1 kidney due to cancer my last creatine no.Was 1.43 what does that mean?

I have 1 kidney due to cancer my last creatine no.Was 1.43 what does that mean?

Other factors: !.43 cr is slightly high, one kidney is enough for normal life span, if you are not diabetic, and blood pressure is normal. If uncontrolled they are the biggest culprits for renal failure if you have one or even two, almost same.. Creatinine also increases with age..Best advice see your doctor, if you have above keep under control. ...Read more

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I had a cancer in my left kidney when i was a kid , what is the chance that a cancer could happen to me back in the future ?

I had a cancer in my left kidney when i was a kid , what is the chance that a cancer could happen to me back in the future ?

Not the same kind: Kidney cancer that occurs in children does not occur in adults. In general people who have had cancer are at greater risk for a second cancer. It would be prudent to have a primary care doctor who may evaluate your health and advise you for your specific health issues. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now

Could a slow growing nodule on my kidney be cancer? It has been slowly growing for the past 6 years. Should I have it removed? Only 2.6 CM now

Maybe: A growing nodule, even if slow growing, can be very serious. These are complex issues, and symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Cancer of the kidney my dad has been diagnosed and id like to no as much as poss about the care he will need and how quick he wil deteriorate ?

Cancer of the kidney my dad has been diagnosed and id like to no as much as poss about the care he will need and how quick he wil deteriorate 
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Big subject: Much of this depends on his overall health, the type of renal cancer, how advanced it is, etc. Without specifics - it would not be possible to tell you the treatment or to try to give timelines. I would ask your father if he has this information. If not, you could see if he would allow the doctor to share information about his condition. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of cancer in kidneys?

I was wondering what are signs of cancer in kidneys?

See below: Blood in urine can be one of the signs.If cancer spreads it can cause back pain, or bone pain weight loss most of the times it may cause no symptoms can be found on kidney ultrasound looking for something else. ...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