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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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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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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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Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

Is cancer of the kidney common in the u.S.?

65000/yr: About 64, 770 new cases of renal cancer are expected to be diagnosed in the us in 2012. ...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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79 of age just found out got cancer on kidney what is the out come?

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 test are needed for a kidney lesion to make sure it isnt cancer.

What test are needed for a kidney lesion to make sure it isnt cancer.

Depends: A radiologist may be able to certify it as benign based on images (benign cysts are extremely common), or may do some dye studies. You have a right to find out from your physician what's the appropriate workup for your mass, and whether biopsy or some other means of getting tissue is in order. ...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

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