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Is it possible to get kidney cancer twice?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Some patients develop multiple tumors in the same kidney (if the first was removed by partial removal of the kidney) or in the opposite.
Often the second tumor is unrelated to the first. Multiple tumors in a young person is sometimes due to an inherited condition.

In brief: Yes

Some patients develop multiple tumors in the same kidney (if the first was removed by partial removal of the kidney) or in the opposite.
Often the second tumor is unrelated to the first. Multiple tumors in a young person is sometimes due to an inherited condition.
Dr. Sean Williamson
Dr. Sean Williamson
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes,it is not unusua

Kidney cancer can relapse(which can happen with any cancer).
But kidney cancer can also arise in the opposite kidney as a second primary kidney cancer.

In brief: Yes,it is not unusua

Kidney cancer can relapse(which can happen with any cancer).
But kidney cancer can also arise in the opposite kidney as a second primary kidney cancer.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is more likely that it is a recurrence of the first rather than a new 2nd kidney cancer.

In brief: Yes

It is more likely that it is a recurrence of the first rather than a new 2nd kidney cancer.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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