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Kidney Cancer On Bone Scan
I have had kidney cancer. I just got my CT scan back and they report a lesion on my right ilium bone possible a bone island. Could this be cancer?
Possibly: Bone is a relatively common site of spread of kidney cancer. The odds that this is true in your case depend on the stage and grade of your original cancer and the radiographic appearance. If the radiologist described it as a bone island that makes it less likely that it is cancer. Discussing this with your doctor is a good idea, and the need for a biopsy or other further testing can be determined. ...Read more
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
Sometimes: By ; large kidney cancer no longer confined to kidney is not good. Occasionally a kidney cancer patient may have a solitary bone metastasis which can be remove in toto. Such patients, with chemotherapy ; radiation, have a slight chance for a cure, but this is not the usual case. There is not much hope if kidney cancer has spread through flank or back ; into a rib. Best managed at a cancer center. ...Read more
Stage 4 kidney ca: 5 year survival rate for kidney cancer spread to other organs (st 4) is 0-20%. This has somewhat improved a little with approval of at least 7 new treatments over last few years. Certain characteristics of the patient & the cancer help to categorize patients into low, intermediate & high risk groups for poor survival. ...Read more
My brother has been fighting kidney cancer for 4.5 yrs, it has now spread to his bones and bone marrow. Will he survive?
Discuss with: Oncologist if your brother gives his permission. Prognosis is always worse when it is metastasized. Best wishes. ...Read more
Small lump on lower left back right at or a little above hip bone. It moves when touched, no pain, kind of squishy. Kidney cancer? Cancer?
My brother in law has renal kidney cancer that has spread to his lymph nodes and bones, what is his life expectancy?
Difficult to predict: Each individual case is unique & predictions are very difficult. Factors such as tumor histology, size, & prior surgery have an impact on prognosis. Data from large series show that median survival for patients with stage IV disease is 16-20 months, and the 5 year survival rate is less than 10% for patients with distant metastases. Many new drugs have been developed that may improve survival. ...Read more
kidney cancer. This ruptured during op to remove. Would this have spread cancer cells? He has tumours now and a little in hip bone. Prognosis?
Often life limiting.:
For kidney cancer that has spread (stage IV), median overall survival is ~ 1 year. In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 1 year, and 1/2 people live shorter than 1 year.
With treatment, median overall survival is now ~ 3 years. In other words, 1/2 of people live longer than 3 years, and 1/2 of people liver shorter than 3 years. ...Read more
My mother has kidney cancer which spread to the bone causing her arm to break. Now there's tumours on her hip and spine. What's her survival rate plea?
It depends: Kidney cancer at a later age like in your mother's case is more likely to be sporadic than familial. Other factors to consider include asking if anybody else in your family has a history of cancer including kidney cancer. If nobody else has a history, I would recommend your routine yearly doctor visits, screening tests, etc. Yearly cts would be most likely be overkill. ...Read more
If somebody had kidney cancer can doctors tell what stage it's in by doing an MRI or cat scan on the patient?
Imaging good info: You want to know if imaging studies like ct scan or MRI will help determine the stage in renal cancer. You will get good infrmation from imaging and the staging will be estimated. If the renal cancer extends into the inferior venae cavae or to the right atrium it can be detected by imaging studies. Surgery will confirm the clinical staging. Be well and I wish you the best. ...Read more
If I had kidney cancer, would it most likely show up on a CT scan even without contrast dye. They want to do another with dye. All other test neg.
I have had kidney cancer CT scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?
I had kidney cancer and now have pain in my right hip area and going down the right side of my bottom CT scan show a lesion in the right medial ilium?
Further testing: More detailed imaging may be helpful and possibly a biopsy of the area to determine the exact cause of pain. In cases of isolated bony metastasis, focused radiation therapy can provide significant relief from pain. Other therapies may be available as well depending on your particular situation, but it is certainly possible that'll none of this is cancer related. Good luck and keep in touch! ...Read more
Maybe not: Areas if increased uptake can be caused by a number of different things. Fractures can do this as well as arthritis (if near a joint), infection and yes cancer can do this also...But other bone lesions that are not considered malignant can also do this. This is why it is so important to see your doctor, who can put this information together with your history, symptoms and results from other tests. ...Read more
Probably not: A bone scan is done by administering a dose of a radioactive isotope into the blood stream. By itself, this is not harmful. However, low doses of radiation exposure over a prolonged time can lead to cancer, though the amount needed to do this is not really known. As long as you do not need frequent tests requiring radiation exposure, there is little risk from a single bone scan. ...Read more
Prostrate cancer gleason 3+3psa10.7. Getting prostractomy done in a few days. Bone scan MRI negative. Can it recur?
Can the results of a bone scan of hips show the difference between cancer that has spread or if it is stress reaction?
My bone scan showed no evidence that my prostate cancer spread to the bones. What are the chances that it did not spread anywhere else?
Bone scan 3 weeks ago showed increased radiotracer upper pole right kidney. Now have gross hematuria for 3-4hrs upon waking. What could be the cause?
Survival rate prostate cancer spreaded around and bone scan shows a little on left n right pelvic. Is it serious? Life expetancy? Serius should Worry?
Very Serious: Metastatic prostate cancer is a serious problem and according to a recent article by A Patrikidou, the median survival is 5.2 years. The good news is that in the last few years there have been several advances and new medications that should extend this. Treatment starts with hormones but sometimes radiation is needed if certain bones are involved. Typically your urologist will coordinate care. ...Read more
Is it ever that a bone scan pick up on dead cancer cells after one has been treated for bone cancer?
Yes and no.: The degree of tracer uptake depends on several factors such as the size and the type of tumor. Bone scan detects the bone metabolism surrounding the tumor. Usually the uptake will be proportionnal to the degree of "invasion" of the bones but sometimes a lesion which is healing can also be seen as a "hot" spot for many months because of the healing process. Serial scans are needed for evaluation. ...Read more
Why would prostate levels jump from under 5 to 26.5 in 6 months: my uncle had prostate cancers few years ago and is 76 years old. Bone scan is done?
Prostatectomy: If localized may be the answer. Check with urologist. ...Read more
Loved one's bone scan points to possible metastatic cancer, but all blood tests and mammogram are negative for cancer. Any ideas on what it could mean?
Positive bone scan: A bone scan is performed following the injection of isotope, usually technetium 99m mdp. This radiotracer is accumulated in the skeleton. There can be areas of increased, decreased and normal uptake of the radiopharmaceutical. Bone scan is very sensitive for detecting lesions but not specific. Fractures, infection, arthritis, and tumors can be detected. Correlation with other imaging is necessary. ...Read more
Father has prostate cancer. Spreded on outer prostate. Did test to see if in bladder and it wasn't. Bone scan next if not found in bladder can it ther?
Here are some. ..: How to treat prostate cancer is advised and decided on the basis of multiple factors - age, pace of PSA rising, tissue Gleason score, general health, concomitant illnesses, metastatic workup, etc. But in reality, the decision is still based on INDIRECT evidence to define if cancer is still clinically localized or spread. Of note, microscopic spread is not detectable with any scans - bone scan, CT ...Read more
My dr thinks I am too young to have a bone scan done. What other paths can I take to be checked for osteosporosis, cancer, etc?
Appropriate reason: Dexa scan is used to assess bone mineralization and bone scan is usually for detecting metastatic disease, occult fractures, infection etc. Insurance will not approve unless doctor has appropriate reason for study. For instance postmenopausal woman, frequent fractures, inflammatory bowel disease, certain meds for ge reflux for DEXA scan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Scoliosis deforms the spine with a curvature. On bone scan the convex side of the curvature is usually more active than the concave side. With surgery for scoiiosis, active spots can occur where breaks in fusion. High incidence of spondylolysis with scolisis, fractures at the L5 level of lumbar spine. Older people with scoliosis have arthritis.All active spots have to be correlated with other images. ...Read more
What is the specific name of a "bone scan" that docs use to look for cancer? Want to read up on it for loved one, learn about pros and cons, etc.
PET scan: It is usually not a bone scan. Pet (positron emission tomography, in combination with computed tomography is sensitive in detecting malignancies. F18 the isotope is tagged to glucose. Most tumors utilize increased metabolism of glucose allowing detection by this imaging. The isotope is injected intravenously. The test may take 2 hours. ...Read more
See answer: The kidneys and bladder are normally visualized with a routine bone scan. Decrease visualization and activity generally reflects decreased renal function and an increase in activity commonly represents either obstruction or delayed excretion. You should discuss with the doctor who ordered the test whether he feels finding has any clinical significance. Most likely not? ...Read more
Got kidney removed 20 days b4 so the Injection given b4 Bone scan is it safe n whatever given through injection is tht excreated from body easily??
Yes...: The tracer which is given for bone scan is Technetium 99m MDP and it is excreted by the kidneys. The tracer is a radionuclide and has a physical half life of about 6 hours. This means that even if you had no kidneys, half of the tracer would have decayed by 6 hours. If you have kidney function, this will accelerate washout of tracer from your body and more than half will be gone by 6 hours. ...Read more
Hypernephroma has become an outdated term for cancerous change of filtrating tubules of kidneys and has bee replaced by renal cell carcinoma; literally, it denotes "overgrowth of kidney cells". Its risk factors are tobacco smoking, long-term OTC pain killer use, etc. In few cases, genetic factor is blamed. More? Contact www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin ...Read more
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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