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Recently been told I have localised prostrate cancer gleeson scale of 6%.I have just had a MRI scan. My consultant phoned mesomething on kidney+hip?

Recently been told I have localised prostrate cancer gleeson scale of 6%.I have just had a MRI scan. My consultant phoned mesomething on kidney+hip?

Reason for Gleason: The gleason score helps predict the current state of cancer and success at treatment. It is based on grade or aggressiveness of the tumor. It generally consists of two scores, primary and secondary, with the first carrying more weight. In general a score (sum) of 6 is considered a low grade tumor. The findings on an MRI may represent something unrelated. Speak to your physician for details. ...Read more

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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If somebody had kidney cancer can doctors tell what stage it's in by doing an MRI or cat scan on the patient?

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

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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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My 7 year old has been vomiting and bad belly button pain on and off for 6 months ultrasound shows swollen kidney but ct shows nothing should I do a MRI and would a ct show kidney cancer thanks?

My 7 year old has been vomiting and bad belly button pain on and off for 6 months ultrasound shows swollen kidney but ct shows nothing should I do a MRI and would a ct show kidney cancer thanks?

Here are some...: Based on what described, it is reasonable to center the attention to possible disorders of gastrointestinal tract including possible incompatibility with what he/she may consume, that is, foods allergy. If nothing significant could be found, MRI would most likely just waste resource without further benefit to see anything further. More? To http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Kidney cancer should I have surgery without a biopsy? The doctor recently found a growth on my kidney. I had an mri, cat, blood test and chest x-ray. No blood or protein in urine. The doctor wants to do surgery and remove all of the kidney as well. I've p

Kidney cancer should I have surgery without a biopsy? The doctor recently found a growth on my kidney. I had an mri, cat, blood test and chest x-ray. No blood or protein in urine. The doctor wants to do surgery and remove all of the kidney as well. I've p

BIopsies: Biopsies are not often used to diagnose kidney tumors. The imaging studies you underwent (ct scan and mri) can provide sufficient information for a surgeon to decide if an operation is needed.
A ct scan is one of the most useful imaging studies for detected kiney tumors because it gives the surgeon detailed/precise information in terms of size, location and shape of the tumor. A ct scan can also help to determine if the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. An MRI provides detailed images of the soft tissue and vessels in the body and can also be helpful in determining if the cancer has spread.
Biopsies are only done on kidney tumors if the information provided in a ct scan was inconclusive. Your surgeon has enough information from the imaging studies to make valid recommendations for surgery. ...Read more

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What does lung cancer look like on a MRI scan?

What does lung cancer look like on a MRI scan?

See below: Usually MRI scans are only done to evaluate for brain lesions in patients with lung cancer. Often the MRI is done with contrast and the lesions are enhancing (take up the dye) on contrast scans, . ...Read more

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I hav chronic pain in my right kidney. It makes my sick and sometimes I can't move. Mri scan showed the tube leading from my. Kidney is enlarged. Why?

I hav chronic pain in my right kidney. It makes my sick and sometimes I can't move. Mri scan showed the tube leading from my. Kidney is enlarged. Why?

Urologist: This finding suggests a partial obstruction below the area of the enlarged ureter (stone, valve problem, etc) and is best evaluated by a urologist. ...Read more

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How long does a MRI scan of the kidneys take?

How long does a MRI scan of the kidneys take?

Less tha an hour: And probably more like 30 -40 minutes, maybe not even this long. I think it has to do with how new the machine is. Some very new machines have faster acquisition times. The radiologist should be able to provide a more exact answer as to the length of time for this imaging test. ...Read more

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Would MRI scan show kidney disease?

Would MRI scan show kidney disease?

"Disease": "Disease, " yes; but not necessarily what type of disease. "Dense"/scarred parenchyma may still need to be biopsied to determine the actual tissue disease. On the other hand, an MRI may be a better test to assess rensl masses (eg renal cell carcinoma vs benign neoplasms). ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having haemangioma but the report says it's not clearly identified (in the T2 weighted images of the MRI scan).Is it cancer?

I have been diagnosed as having haemangioma but the report says it's not clearly identified (in the T2 weighted images of the MRI scan).Is it cancer?

Not cancer: Hemangioma is not a cancer. It is a benign mass and relatively common. Small hemangiomas cause no symptoms and require no treatment. If the definite diagnosis has already been made, whether or not the hemangioma is clearly identified on a particular MRI sequence probably doesn't matter. Some physicians will do follow up imaging in 6-12 months, ultrasound is easiest for this purpose. ...Read more

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Had small amount cancer removed from liver now I've got to have spleen and liver mri scan already had several scans does this mean they fond something?

Had small amount cancer removed from liver now I've got to have spleen and liver mri scan already had several scans does this mean they fond something?

Explanation: This is regular procedure to have MRI spleen and liver done before or after cancer removal. For planning next step of treatment. Necessary diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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Can MRI scan of lungs detect cancer accurately? Or whether nodule is caused by an infection, can it detect nature of infection without broncoscopy

Can MRI scan of lungs detect cancer accurately? Or whether nodule is caused by an infection, can it detect nature of infection without broncoscopy

Limited: Radiology studies are designed to identify the presence of a mass. While it can suggest the nature of the mass, it cannot give a positive diagnosis. Once the mass is seen, this needs to be followed by a procedure to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm 35 yrs old had back problems since december last year had a MRI scan found a few cysts on right kidney and my gallbladder is enlarged and can't eat?

I'm 35 yrs old had back problems since december last year had a MRI scan found a few cysts on right kidney and my gallbladder is enlarged and can't eat?

Other non spine: Problems can present as back pain while a typical back problem does not usually stop you from eating unless the pain makes you not want to eat. Gastrointestinal problems such as with a gallbladder, pancreas or ulcer issue can present this way as can reproductive organ issues and kidney / renal issues as well as certain vascular issues. See your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Would an MRI scan show cancer of the esophagous?

Would an MRI scan show cancer of the esophagous?

See answer: Endoscopy is the best exam for identifying an esophageal cancer! a barium esophogram may also help in detection. Chest ct or MRI may have benefit in staging a known esophageal cancer - discuss with you dr. ...Read more

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When getting an MRI scan for cervical cancer, will the test results be ready that day or how long does it take?

1-3 days: You should have the results within 72 hrs. You certainly have the right to call and ask if you haven't heard by then. Many times it is read the same day. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am worried I have ovarian cancer. I have had some pelvic pain for three months. I've had ultrasound, ca125 and MRI scan. All show nothing.?

I am worried I have ovarian cancer. I have had some pelvic pain for three months. I've had ultrasound, ca125 and MRI scan. All show nothing.?

Ovarian cancer: Although there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, you have had tests that would help show it if it is present. There are many more common causes of pain (endometriosis, adhesions, interstitial cystitis. ..) which are much more likely. ...Read more

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Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Is ct mri scan enough to rule out bladder cancer. I was told I had glomeruly but asked for those both just in case. Microspic blood in urine. 26 y old?

Consider more: I'd be more worried if I had glomerulonephritis, to tell you the truth. About 1% of folks have lifelong hematuria from thin-glomerular basement membrane non-disease, but you have to get worked up from time to time. Ask whether it's worth getting cystoscoped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will an MRI scan show up any form of cancer, bacterial or viral infection? Mri - brain, spine & pelvis. Had pnuemonia. Can't find infection. Autoimmu?

Not that likely: I think you are putting too much faith in MRI scans
while they are certainly helpful in many cases there are certainly things that are not seen at all well with mri. ...Read more

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My mother died of kidney cancer at age 71. Is this hereditary? Should I have yearly scans?

My mother died of kidney cancer at age 71. Is this hereditary? Should I have yearly scans?

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

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Should a kidney cancer survivor have routine yearly tests that include CT scans of the lungs?

Should a kidney cancer survivor have routine yearly tests that include CT scans of the lungs?

Not necessarily: Depending on the stage and grade of kidney cancer, some patients may require ct scan of lungs. For many patients, yearly chest x-ray for the first 5 years may be sufficient. ...Read more

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I have had kidney cancer CT scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?

I have had kidney cancer CT scan now show another small lesion in the same kidney but ultrasound does not?

Mri: 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. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What to do if I had an MRI scan on my lower back and it came back negative.?

Good news: If you are still having pain a physical medicine physician may be able to help. They are skilled at diagnosing musculoskeletal pain and providing ways to treat the pain as well as strengthen your back. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Mri (Definition)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more


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Hypernephroma (Definition)

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