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Does a tumor on the kidney mean cancer?

Does a tumor on the kidney mean cancer?

Some kidney masses are benign (not cancerous) and some are malignant (cancerous). One in four kidney masses are benign. Smaller masses are more likely to be benign. Larger masses are more likely to be cancerous.

Is it possible to have a small tumor in your kidney?

The very small mass in your kidney which is apparently different in appearance than what appear to be cysts on the other kidney is rightly a concern. First, your doctors are wise to send you on to the urologic cancer surgeon, as too many patients don’t get the proper follow up that you did.

Are there more kidney tumours in men than women?

The incidence rate of kidney tumours is greater in men than in women. The incidence of kidney tumours is more greatly distributed in North America and Europe than in Asia and South America. The incidence of small renal tumours (masses under 4 cm long) has been increasing since the 1980s.

Is there such a thing as kidney cancer?

Kidney cancer is generally a very silent disease. It is sneaky, hides out for years, and is often assumed to be something else. In my case, my doctor essentially decided I was just a menopausal women with the ever-popular “stress” as a an extra. The stress of carrying about a 10 cm tumor and wasting away was probably part of it.

Can a kidney tumour be detected on a CT scan?

Unspecific cortical lesion on CT scan is confirmed cystic and benign with contrast-enhanced renal ultrasonography. A CT scan is the first choice modality for workup of solid masses in the kidneys. Nevertheless, hemorrhagic cysts can resemble renal cell carcinomas on CT, but they are easily distinguished with Doppler ultrasonography (Doppler US).

How did your sister’s kidney cancer get detected?

My beloved sister’s was found stage 4 after having stomach pains for a while. She passed away shortly after her kidney removal surgery (nephrectomy?). I miss her every day and still mourn for her. It has been 2 years but seems like just yesterday. Like everyone else, I hate cancer.

How big is the tumor on my kidney?

Mass on right kidney found during CT Scan in ER for abdominal pain which was totally unrelated. Had no symptoms of kidney cancer. Turns out to be a 3 or 4 cm tumor which is RCC clear cell type. Scheduled to have partial nephrectomy end of month.

Kidney cancer is generally a very silent disease. It is sneaky, hides out for years, and is often assumed to be something else. In my case, my doctor essentially decided I was just a menopausal women with the ever-popular “stress” as a an extra. The stress of carrying about a 10 cm tumor and wasting away was probably part of it.

Is there a 5 year safe at home for kidney cancer?

There is no magic ‘five years/safe at home’ for kidney cancer patients, sad to say. So, if your doctor tells you not to worry, that he got it all, that it was small, that there is no need for further monitoring, you might just find another doctor who keeps up with the kidney cancer literature.