ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer

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Dr. Moez Khorsandi answered:

Ultrasound found a spot on kidney could it be cancer?

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Ultrasound is a very good initial screening test for the kidneys.It can help identify kidney stones, obstruction of the kidneys, and tumors. If the ultrasound is questionable or clearly abnormal, a more specific imaging study is required such as a CT scan or MRI of the kidneys for further evaluation. Lesions seen ultrasound do not necessarily indicate cancer but further testing is warranted.
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How was my kidney cancer missed in ultrasound?

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difficult to answer without seeing the images- but if the tumor was 'isoechoic' or the same echogenicity as the surrounding normal kidney, then it would not be seen with US. A CT or MRI (both with contrast) are both much more sensitive for detecting renal tumors.
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Would an abdominal ultrasound show kidney cancer?

It might

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Ultrasound is one of the techniques that can be used to evaluate a kidney tumor or abdominal pain in general; however, the most commonly used method to specifically assess a kidney tumor is CT scan.
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Would kidney cancer be picked up on an and ultrasound?

Likely

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Kidney cancer is usually seen either on a CT scan or ultrasound.
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Please tell me, could a kidney stone ultrasound also detect ovarian cancer?

Yes, but...

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It is possible that a renal ultrasound might detect some findings associated with ovarian cancer but the cancer would have to be relatively advanced for such findings to be present. Ascites (fluid in the abdomen) soft tissue masses on the abdominal wall (peritoneal implants), and blockage of the kidneys may be seen. The ovaries themselves would not typically be studied.
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I have had kidney cancer ct scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?

Mri

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MRI can be another excellent imaging modality in these scenarios. If the renal mass is so small it's difficult to determine on CT then it is likely safe to follow with another CT in 6 - 12 months. But asking about MRI is one thought in the short term.
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Can ultrasound differentiate fat ball or cancer in kidney for a female.My dr is not at all worried and suggested it is just fat ball?

Speak to your

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doctor again , will give you answer , and assurance , if you are not satisfied , take a second opinion to satisfy your mind.
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Can an ultrasound tell if spot in kidney is a tumor?

solid or cystic

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Ultrasound can tell if a lesion in the kidney is solid or cystic. A simple, uncomplicated cyst is usually nothing to worry about, and therefore no further workup would be needed. However, an ultrasound cannot tell if a solid mass is benign or malignant, so if the lesion is solid, further evaluation would be necessary.
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Dr. Chad Levitt answered:

Ct scan showed spot on liver, have colon cancer but ultrasound came back negative does it mean it was wrong?

Pet or MRI may help

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Other imaging modalities may help further clarify if this finding in ct is suspicious for malignancy or more likely benign if the ct and ultrasound have not been more specific. If u have older ct scans to compare and this is indeed new, then further clarification is needed. This all has to be taken into context of the bigger clinical picture including cea as well as the rest of your body.
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Dr. Alok Agrawal answered:

I had cancer on my left kidney they removed some spot but im still in pain i get my checkup they say it doing fine but it stii hurt on both side?

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It is hard to answer accurately with the information given- please check with your urologist who did surgery. Good luck !!!
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