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Tumor On The Kidney
Your surgeon can exp: Your treating surgeon will explain the procedure. There are more than one ways to operate and remove a kidney. It can be an open surgery or more modern surgery done through laparascopic methods which is minimaly invasive surgery. Kidney can be removed completely or only partially if the tumor is small. So all of these issues can be and should be explained by your doctor if you ask. ...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
Kidney tumor in kids: Wilms' tumor is a rare kidney cancer that primarily affects children. Also known as nephroblastoma, wilms' tumor is the most common kidney cancer in children. The outlook for most children with wilms' tumor is good. Treatment for wilms' tumor is surgery and chemotherapy. The stage of the tumor and appearance of the cells under a microscope help determine whether radiation is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: When a wilms tumor is small, it may not have much of an affect on normal kidney function. As it grows, it will slowly impinge on normal kidney function, which can result in problems with the urinary tract, filtering of the blood, and possibly cause high blood pressure. Many times the entire affected kidney needs to be removed as part of treatment (this depends on many factors). ...Read more
'm just genuinely curious, but when people have parts of their body (tumors, cysts, legs, kidneys etc.) removed where do they go?
Pathology lab...: When people have tissues / cells removed from their bodies, these specimens are generally sent to a pathology laboratory where lab staff, technicians, and doctors (pathologists) study the tissues and cells (usually under microscopes) to help determine what is wrong with the tissues. The lab will determine if the process is an infection or a tumor and whether or not a tumor is benign or malignant. ...Read more
Hi can doctors tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor on the kidney's just by looking at a CT scan?
Usually: Simple cysts of the kidney are common and most of them can be identified as such by radiologists with certainty. If there's a question, it's often a simple matter to sample the tissue with a needle. Likewise, dangerous tumors won't be mistaken for common cysts. ...Read more
Had kidney cancer stage 1, now a solid tumor in other kidney. If the tumor is rcc again, would i still be stage 1 if it is small? Or a higher stage?
My grandson is 3-1/2 years old with a wilms tumor and right kidney removed. Chemotherapy and radiation are prescribed. Is there an alternative? Also, how do you get the body ready for it?
No: Before modern treatment, wilms tumor was invariably fatal. Period. Nowadays a majority of these kids get a cure. Speaks for itself. I would strongly discourage you from using any "alternative medicine" that makes any claim to affect the course of the disease except under the close supervision of a physician who really knows what's going on. Herbs / botanicals may offer some comfort but use wisely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend was diagnosed ampullary cancer. He is 78 and refused surgery. Any non-surgical treatment? PET/CT shows: head of pancreas-SUVmax 8.1 Pancreatetomy- SUVmax 4.3 Tumor in right kidney <1.9cm peritoneum-SUVmax 1.8. Hepatic duct dilated with gas
Not really : It's his business. Cancer that's gotten this far isn't going to be cured surgically and I think given the limited effectiveness of radiation or chemotherapy, he made a good choice. His physicians should be commended for their integrity. Enjoy the remaining time and I hope he is comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an upper and lower abdominal and pelvic CT find tumors in the kidneys, liver, and pancreas? Or any of those?
Here are some...: Clinical landscape of kidney tumors has evolved tremendously due to: increasing instances of incidental tumors as found in CT, MRI, or US for various reasons; more experience and scrutiny in its natural history and its related surgery, more advent in technology, etc. How to handle such wide variety of issues on Dx, Rx, F/U? That has to be reasonably decided by age, medical background, tumor size.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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