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What does benign neoplasm kidney mean? Does it have to come out? Will it take over my kidney?
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
In brief: Non-cancerous growth
Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth.
So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!).

In brief: Non-cancerous growth
Benign means non-cancerous, and neoplasm means new growth.
So you have a growth on your kidney that is not cancerous. If this was diagnosed by an imaging test (cat scan), you might need a biopsy in the future. You might need follow-up scans. But a benign neoplasm does not need to come out, unless it grows over time. And no, it won't take over your kidney! (now hopefully you can sleep tonight!).
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